Then- a storm

one trembling leaf,
then another,
then- a storm


tear stained sky
the storm
that never was

Linked to Carpe Diem Haiku Kai, where Basho’s journey to the Deep North (Oku no Hosomichi) continues. Heading westward from Iwate, Basho takes the deserted road to the Shitomae Barrier, only to be stuck in the miserable dwelling of a border guard while a wild storm rages for three whole days.
Previous posts in this series are HERE

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