a fusion haiku featuring Ozaki Hosai

gazing from the shore

my feelings of want dissolve

with the dying light

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This haiku is inspired by two haiku of Ozaki Hosai (1885-1926) who was part of the free haiku movement in Japan:

on the field

where evening has died out,

my footsteps

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the heart

that seeks something

I release to the sea

© Ozaki Hosai (revised by Chèvrefeuille)

In response to Carpe Diem Crossroads #9: Ozaki Hosai’s ‘on the field’

In between time

In autumn, a week before we turn clocks back an hour, evening light is brief. Working outside I face blinding rays of setting sun.  Finally, after the sun sinks below the horizon, there is a pleasant surprise.

Best evening light

when sun has finally set

slow fade to darkness

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Carpe Diem Winter Retreat 2017 “Life is Beautiful”

Sunset path

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Today I tried out a new challenge, Magnetic Poetry Saturday Challenge hosted by Doug of Elusive Trope.  Gazing at words offered by the Magnetic Poetry nature kit and my photo of a recent sunset, I came up with this:

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Wander

through wild summer,

behold shine and wither,

let squirrel, insect rustle there,

make light.

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