Wabi-Sabi


Brown blotches

on shrunken leaves

aged beauty

*

Withered stalks 

still bear sweet beans

the end is near

*

Three seasons

growth, decay, then death 

a rustic mirror

~

‘Pared down to its barest essence, wabi-sabi is the Japanese art of finding beauty in imperfection and profundity in nature, of accepting the natural cycle of growth, decay, and death.’ ~ Japanese Architect, Tadao Ando

In response to Embracing Wabi Sabi an Ontheroad haiku prompt.
©2017 Ontheland

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