Carpe Diem Sparkling Stars *Frogpond*

There is a new feature on Carpe Diem Haiku Kai, where a masterpiece by one of the classic haiku poets is a source of our inspiration to compose a haiku. This time it is a well known haiku by Matsuo Basho:
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the old pond (-)
a frog jumps in
sound of water

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Here’ s mine where I try to follow these classical rules:
1. 5-7-5 syllables
2. a kigo (or seasonword)
3. a kireji (or cutting word, in Western languages mostly interpunction)
4. a moment as short as the sound of a pebble thrown into water
5. a deeper meaning (could be Zen-Buddhistic or other spiritual or religious thought)
6. and the first and the third line are interchangeable.

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tea ceremony
among swishing kimonos
a glimpse of pale wrist

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Carpe Diem Sparkling Stars

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