Carpe Diem Special *Sogi’s “With Cherry Blossoms“*

This week our inspiration on Carpe Diem Special is a haiku, written by a pre-Basho haiku poet Iio Sogi (1421-1502):

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Now that they end
There is no flower that can compare
With cherry blossoms

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Here’ s my attempt to stay close to the same mood and spirit:

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first cherry blossoms
despite the bites of morning frost
still beautiful

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left behind
in the frozen pond
white feather

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Carpe Diem Haiku Kai

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Carpe Diem Special *Sogi’s “Butterfly home“*

This week’ s inspiration on Carpe Diem Special is another haiku, written by a pre-Basho haiku poet Iio Sogi (1421-1502) and translated by our Carpe Diem Haiku host Chèvrefeuille:

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abandoned house
the garden taken over –
butterfly home

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Here’ s my attempt to stay close to the same mood and spirit:

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old diary
wind pages through memories
in smouldering ruins

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Carpe Diem Haiku Kai

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