Time Travel- Tale of the Genji

Time Travel- Tale of the Genji

Carpe Diem Time Travel #2 The Tale of Genji

The Tale of the Gengi -by Murasaki Shikibu

where the cicada casts her shell
in the shadows of the tree,
there is one whom I love well
though her heart is cold to me

(the “answer”):

amidst dark shadows of the tree,
cicada’s wing with dew is wet,
so in mine eyes unknown to thee,
spring sweet tears of fond regret

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all the loneliness
of your early departure

spills into the night
moonflower’s beauty fading
light penetrating shadows

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hidden in the bark
a clinging cicada shell
filled with nothingness
my shrouded heart still hugging
fragrance of our last embrace

Ancient Road

Ancient Road

Carpe Diem Tan Renga Challenge Month 2017 #15 ancient road (Adjei Agyei Baah)

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By Hon’ami Kōetsu, 1558 – 1637 (Princeton University Art Museum) [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

ancient road…
the trails of the masters
absorbed in fallen leaves

                                            © Adjei Agyei-Baah

words on yellowing paper
in hands of young followers

                                           © Dolores