Carpe Diem Crossroads #13 chilly coolness

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chilly coolness
my feet on the wall
for a midday nap

the color of wind
planted artlessly
in a garden of reeds

© Matsuo Basho (Tr. Jane Reichhold)

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A chill in the air
Scent of blossoming bluebell
Swaying with the wind

A chill in the air
You gave me your coat
On our evening walk

Scent of blossoming bluebell
Birds tweeting up the trees
Fairy tale that weaves

Swaying with the wind
A new season is at hand
Hope for you and me

(c) ladyleemanila 2018

For: Carpe Diem Crossroads #13 chilly coolness

Carpe Diem Weekend Meditation #40 Troiku Challenge “a distant mountain”

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a distant mountain
seen in the sunlight:
a desolate field

a leaf of a paulownia tree
has fallen
in the sunlight

© Takahama Kyoshi (Tr. Katsuya Hiromoto)

Paulownia Tree

heart shaped leaves fell
sun shines from a distant
melancholic field

heart shaped leaves fell
as the wind brushes its leaves
a walk in the fields

sun shines from a distant
shadow of the tree
birds building their nest

melancholic field
unfulfilled promises
alone and bereft

(c) ladyleemanila 2018

For: Carpe Diem Weekend Meditation #40 Troiku Challenge “a distant mountain”

Carpe Diem Weekend Meditation #31 Troiku … “bare branches”

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bare branches
a painting against the blue sky
leaves under my feet

© Yozakura, the Wandering Spirit

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bare branches
reminiscing of the past
a cold autumn day

a painting against the blue sky
when you and I holding hands
reflection in the water

leaves under my feet
when the wind brushes the leaves
fairy tale that weaves

(c) ladyleemanila 2018

For: Carpe Diem Weekend Meditation #31 Troiku … “bare branches”