Quiet Moment

Prune Juice A Journal of Senryu and Kyoka

November 2017

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Kikaku’s ‘A Flock of Swallows’

The inspiration poem:

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above the sea

           a rainbow, erased by

      a flock of swallows

                   Kikaku

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My offerings:

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across the lake

                     a cloud of gnats disappears

    into the swallows

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outside the window –

a mockingbird, erasing

the silence

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my joie de vivre – swallowed by another heat wave

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©2013 Wabi Sabi

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