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Japanese Friendship Garden, Phoenix, Arizona

from a treetop
emptiness dropped down
in a cicada shell

writing a rich new story
in the pond beneath the pine

*Opening gambit © by Basho, translated by Jane Reichhold
Text and photo © 2015 by Magical Mystical Teacher
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Posted on May 9, 2015, in Arizona, Basho, Carpe Diem, Jane Reichhold, Japanese Friendship Garden, Phoenix, Shadow Shot Sunday 2, tan renga and tagged , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 8 Comments.

  1. lovely photo and tan renga! 🙂

  2. Paula Scott Molokai Girl Studio

    Almost sad, the prose…but very much so ‘vanitas’!

  3. The pine has such graceful limbs.

  4. A shapely and beautiful tree. A beautiful perspective.

  5. The pine does seem to be in thought as it attempts to write its story. It seems to be in motion too. It seem to be a writer of tales…

  6. Oh, I love the fresh “turn” you made with this one!

  7. Lovely completion. 🙂

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