Matsuyama City

Matsuyama City

Carpe Diem #1161 Matsuyama City birth-place of Shiki

Haiku Poems bMasaoki Shikiold

garden—she empties
a hot-water bottle
under the moon

fanning out its tail
in the spring breeze,
see—a peacock!

spring rain:
browsing under an umbrella
at the picture-book store

I found Shiki also wrote Tanka

the bucket’s water
poured out and gone,
drop by drop
dew drips like pearls
from the autumn flowers


I do not know the day
my pain will end yet
in the little garden
I had them plant
seeds of autumn flowers


in memory of
the spring now passing
I drew
the long clusters of wisteria
that move like waves

Shiju-shima (Turner island) Matsuyama-City

My poms for Matsuyama


guarding the mountain
a serpentine rock rises
from Setonaikai


Matsuyama castle
lovely birds eye view
for cherry blossoms

My poems inspired by Shiki

late winter
browsing the aisles
at the flea market


in hopes of spring
I clean the wet leaves
from the garden
each shoot  of green
gently uncovered



6 thoughts on “Matsuyama City

  1. A lovely selection of Shiki’s poetry and your own, Dolores!
    This one certainly captures the scene in our garden at the moment:
    in hopes of spring
    I clean the wet leaves
    from the garden
    each shoot of green
    gently uncovered

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