One edge
hanging over the mountain--
the Milky Way

---Shiki
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Unanswered questions

swept away in a whirlwind --
fallen leaves

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5 comments:

nora said...

Magnificent, Beatrice!

Beatrice V said...

Hi Nora, thanks! What happened to the habun, are you still writing them? I haven't had much time myself, but the new season is perhaps a good time to start again.

Pamela A. Babusci said...

great haiku!!
pamela

ruma2008 said...

This is a haiku full of hope very much. The life has there is not an answer or that people cannot give an answer a lot. What these contents expressed was taken to me to compare such a matter to an autumn leaf. I felt that it resembled thought of the Oriental resignation "Teikan". The meaning ascertain essence well. And it is that they stand aloof. It is the part of the way of thinking of the Zen. This is a very elegant work. ruma

Beatrice V said...

Thank you Ruma, we are humbled and honoured by having a Japanese native speaker read our awkward attempts to emulate the elegance of Japanese poetry