Soft, so Soft

the morning flows
through languid fingers
watercolour on silk


soft, so soft,
your fragrance,
in this journey’s pause

Linked to Carpe Diem Haiku Kai, where Basho’s journey to the Deep North (Oku no Hosomichi) continues. The hard, treacherous road into Dewa Province takes Basho to Obanazawa where he rejoices in some fine hospitality, remarking on the host’s cool lodgings and silkworm nursery(shed).
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