Brown blotches

on shrunken leaves

aged beauty


Withered stalks

bearing sweet beans

the end is near


in four seasons

growth, decay, death

our 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

10 thoughts on “Wabi-Sabi

  1. Thanks for your close reading Olga :)) we have four season words…for this haiku I am pondering three phases (spring and summer being included in growth)…


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