Solitary Road

my fickle companion
shrinks again-
even my shadow seems indisposed


wearing her dancing shoes
one breathless leaf
waits for the autumn breeze


now my sentences
fall unfinished
on this solitary road

Linked to Carpe Diem Haiku Kai, where Basho’s journey to the Deep North (Oku no Hosomichi) continues. Basho expresses his loneliness after his loyal companion Sora falls ill and he is forced to travel alone from Yamanaka.
Previous posts in this series are HERE

13 thoughts on “Solitary Road

  1. Each haiku has its merit, each a new road to meditate. From fickle companions who leave us in our loneliness to the third haiku with the deepest feeling of loneliness a poet can ever know.


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