weekly photo challenge: on the way

On and on I travel;

Though I fall and die, let it be

In fields of clover.


library day
library day

Within The Narrow Road to Oku, Basho shares his journey through prose as well as haiku… which seems to me to fit this week’s photo challenge:  On the Way


The Narrow Road to Oku

Trans: D Keene

weekly photo challenge: sea

How lonely it is!

Even lonelier than Suma.

Autumn at this beach.


What do the waves bring?

Mixed in with little shells,

Bits of clover blooms.




My soul yearns:

for the deafening sound of waves as they move in unison with the flow of my in and out-breath,

to connect with Earth through the sensual textures of her sand,

to be defined by the ocean’s breeze’s slight touch in her passing

for the loneliness at dusk without the sea is overpowering

but alas, I am land bound and am unable to offer a newly created image for this week’s challenge – sea.

 I invite you to visit WordPress’ weekly photo challenge to view additional posts created specifically for  photos demonstrating the concept of sea.



The Narrow Road to Oku

Trans: Donald Keene