Still this River


where he once stood
cradling his dreams
I wait for the night


still this river
gathers stars
into her dream

Linked to Carpe Diem Haiku Kai, where Basho’s journey to the Deep North (Oku no Hosomichi) continues. Crossing the beautiful Matsushima Bay, Basho reaches Hiraizumi where he contemplates the glorious dreams of three generations of Fujiwara history and views the mighty rivers from Takadachi Hill.

Previous posts in this series are HERE


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