the place . . .
home of an ancient pine
on rippled rock
we commune with the waves
hear words in the spray
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Matsuo Basho visited many famous trees on his travels. One was the pine with twin trunks at Takekuma. This stop on Basho’s journey is the subject of Frank Tassone’s November with Basho Day 9 quote from the Narrow Road to the Interior. Basho’s words remind me of places I’ve been on the Canadian Shield.
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4 thoughts on “the place – – tanka”
The last line takes the Tanka to a higher level Janice.
Thank you, Denis…I find tankas particularly challenging.
Lovely 😎 👏
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Thank you 🌺