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Monday, May 11, 2015

summer robe

Carpe Diem #728, summer robe

hot summer night
the sprawling lovers rest
robed only in smiles

©  Janice Adcock
A short version of our host's inspiration:

From Basho's "Weather beaten Diary",  At the end of the Fourth Month, I returned to my cottage, and while I rest from the weariness of the journey ... (I wrote):

summer robe
I've not yet finished
removing the lice

© Basho (Tr. Jane Reichhold)

As I look at this haiku and read it a few times aloud than I consider this poem a metaphor for Basho's revisions of poems and travel notes, but ... at the other hand ... maybe he was busy with removing the lice as he was writing this haiku ... no one knows it for sure I think. Both ideas could be true.

Thanks to Chèvrefeuille for daily prompts on

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