Sunday, February 3, 2013

Carpe Diem Special #20, Chiyo-ni's The flowering branch of the plum


the bird's privacy
I invade with my camera
her voice doesn't break


no song does she sing
despite my patient waiting
snubbly she looks on

Today's specials are inspired by Chiyo-ni's The flowering branch of the plum. Check out Carpe Diem to learn more about this influential Haiku poet. I was particularly inspired by the common sentiment at the time of her writing 'In regard, to requiting evil with good'.