ah, solitude

Ah, solitude-

it is not the sort of thing

that has a color

Mountains lined with black pine

on an evening in autumn.

~Jakuren (1139?-1202)*

ah solitude

Ah, solitude-

it does have a color

Evening showers.

~Nishiyama Soin (1605-1682)*

 

*cited in:

Steven D. Carter

Haiku Before Haiku

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