Carpe Diem Haiku *Kiri hitoha (Paulownia leaf, arrival of autumn)*

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tree of princesses
loses leaves with dignity
naked for a season

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The Paulownia genus, originally Pavlovnia, was named in honour of Queen Anna Pavlovna of The Netherlands (1795–1865), daughter of Tsar Paul I of Russia. It is also called “princess tree” for the same reason.

Carpe Diem Haiku