Dear Haijin, visitors and travelers,
Welcome at our last "Imagination With Paul Militaru" episode. This month I had the privilege to use the beautiful photos by Paul Militaru to inspire you. Paul is a brilliant photographer and his photos are really awesomeMore of his beautiful photos you can find at: Paul Militaru, Photograph Portfolio His website is really worth visiting.
For this last "Imagination With ..." episode I have found a wonderful photo in which autumn, the season running on the Northern hemisphere, is beautifully portrait. And this beauty brought a nice waka in mind by Saigyo, and I think you know this waka ...
alongside the path
fresh water flows, and
in the willow’s shade
just for a little while
would I take my ease..
© Saigyo (1118-1190)
This waka we have seen very often here at Carpe Diem Haiku Kai and I cannot go on with this episode without the haiku Basho once wrote in response on this waka:
one patch of a rice field when it was planted I left the willow tree © Basho (Tr. Jane Reichhold)
Here is the photo by Paul Militaru to inspire you:
|Autumn Willow (photo © Paul Militaru)|
Here are a few poems from my archives: weeping willow
a golden tree
in deep silence willow leaves fall -
tears on this grave
as the willow is green again
another year has gone
tears of a geisha
her virginity lost to a soldier -
pussy willow blooms
And of course I had to try to create a new haiku (or tanka):