winding hill track
filled with beauty
will this mountain know me
if I return
Linked to Carpe Diem Haiku Kai, where Basho’s journey to the Deep North (Oku no Hosomichi) continues. Leaving Kurobane, Basho crosses on horseback to see the Killing Stone near a poisonous hot spring and near Ashino, rests awhile in the shade of a weeping willow.
Previous posts in this series are HERE.