Wednesday, May 27, 2015


the front gate -
drawn to golden clouds
setting sun
© gillena cox

I am blog hopping today at

Carpe Diem Special #148, Kikaku's "above the sea"

...Kikaku has almost the same attraction to the beauty of nature as Basho had and he (Kikaku) has written wonderful haiku. Later in his life Kikaku fell in love with the city and his haiku changed dramatically, but were all beauties. Here are two haiku written by Kikaku to inspire you all.

this wooden gate
shuts me out for the night
winter moon
© Kikaku (Tr. Michael K. Bourdaghs)

finally home
I shut the gate of my garden
ah! the Honeysuckle
© Chèvrefeuille

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Blogger Magyar said...

OK. _m

9:34 AM  
Blogger Magical Mystical Teacher said...

Not even a gate can resist the drawing of the sun!

10:00 AM  
Blogger Gillena Cox said...

Happy you dropped in Magyar

Much love...

10:49 AM  
Blogger Gillena Cox said...

Happy you dropped in Maggie

Much love...

10:49 AM  
Blogger Forest Tinker said...

That is a beautiful scene.

11:06 AM  
Blogger Gillena Cox said...

Thanks Hamish
Much love...

1:56 PM  
Blogger Blog It Or Lose It said...

How wonderful to hear your voice, Gillena!
Loved your haiku :)

9:47 PM  
Blogger Georgia Koch said...

Nice ... very very nice! Bastet

4:35 AM  
Blogger rose of Walk in the Woods, LLC said...

Lovely. Truly. :)

7:36 AM  
Blogger Gillena Cox said...

Thanks Jen

much love...

10:04 AM  
Blogger Gillena Cox said...

Happy you dropped in Georgia

much love...

10:05 AM  
Blogger Gillena Cox said...

Thanks for dropping in Rose

much love...

10:06 AM  
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