Wednesday, March 16, 2011

the disaster in Japan

Feeling very sad this week for Japan. The sudden shock and tumult of it all.

Here are a couple of haiku by Basho (1644-1694). One of sadness, one of hope.

The petals tremble

The petals tremble
on the yellow mountain rose -
roar of the rapids

As they begin to rise again

As they begin to rise again
Chrysanthemums faintly smell,
After the flooding rain.

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