pressed leaves (haiku)

squirreling away,
losing layers of colours
still, beauty in loss

spared none
leaves have all fallen
pressed in Basho

Basho holds
whiffs of dried leaves
varied colours

© Tournesol ’14

[“Matsuo Basho (松尾 芭蕉, 1644–1694), born 松尾 金作, then Matsuo Chūemon Munefusa (松尾 忠右衛門 宗房),[2][3] was the most famous poet of the Edo period in Japan. During his lifetime, Bashō was recognized for his works in the collaborative haikai no renga form; today, after centuries of commentary, he is recognized as the greatest master of haiku (then called hokku).”] Read more here

6 thoughts on “pressed leaves (haiku)”

    1. I actually got the idea from Jen…I was looking for a book to put them in and she put hers in Basho’s:)…had too many so some are in WW 365 recipes…haha…I never use the book so now it will be put to good use.


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