Butterflies – On the Trail with Basho

Butterflies – On the Trail with Basho

On The Trail With Basho Encore #7 butterflies

ran no ka ya   cho no tusubasa ni   takimono su

orchid fragrance
from the butterfly’s wings
scenting the clothes (c) Basho

cho no tobu   bakari nonaka no   hikage kana

a butterfly flies
only in the field
of sunshine (c) Basho

cho no ha no   ikutabi koyuru   hei no yane

wings of a butterfly
how many times do they flutter
over roof and wall c) Basho

kimi ya cho   ware ya Soji ga   yume gokoro

you are butterfly?
I am Chuang-tzu’s
dreaming heart c) Basho

fennel waves
breeze from swallowtail wings
tiny eggs laid

~~~

white sulfas
play hide and seek
in the shasta daisies

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