I can no longer tell dream from reality.

Into what world shall I awake

from this bewildering dream?

                                 ~Akazome Emon (?-1027)*

solitary evergreen
solitary evergreen

*cited:

Women Poets of Japan

K Rexroth & I Atsumi

where the entire

mountain has been trampled

a lady flower

                  ~Uda Kiyoko*

valley of contentment
valley of contentment

*cited:

Far Beyond the Field

Makoto Ueda

Come out to view

the truth of flowers blooming

in poverty.

                ~Basho*

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Revisiting themes during Photo 101’s weekend three as suggested by Cheri and the WordPress.com Team

*cited:

The Sound of Water

Sam Hamill