An ode to one’s birthday

[Sixty-three]!

How did 

a dewdrop last?

         ~Kigen*

rose
A dried rose

An ode an elaborately structured poem…describing nature intellectually as well as emotionally

*cited:

Japanese Death Poems

Yoel Hoffman

Seventy-one!

How did 

a dewdrop last? ~ Kigen

 

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6 Replies to “An ode to one’s birthday”

    1. thanks for visiting Marcelo

      A tune of non-being
      Filling the void:
      Spring sun
      Snow whiteness
      Bright clouds
      Clear wind ~ Daido Ichpi

    1. Thank you for visiting Sacha…when I read this haiku written by Kigen, what comes to mind is an understanding that dewdrops are beautiful, fragile, and impermanent. So is Kigen (as he faces death) wondering how he as a dewdrop lasted 63 years. What do you think?

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