Gust of Wind

an ancient wind
stirs on tired branches
cooling tears in new eyes

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gust of wind
reaches for the wild jasmine
at the same time

Linked to Carpe Diem Haiku Kai, where Basho’s journey to the Deep North (Oku no Hosomichi) continues. Past the Shirakawa Barrier, Basho hunts in vain for Katsumi flowers around Mt. Asaka and near Fukushima finds the old fern stone half buried in the mud.
Previous posts in this series are HERE.
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