Tuesday, May 10, 2016

cherry blossoms

Carpe Diem Tokubetsudesu #79 Looking Back In Time ... "Sparkling Stars"

Sakura in Chèvrefeuille backyard
hana chirite shizuka ni narinu hito-gokoro
the blossoms have fallen:
our minds are now
© Koyu-Ni (Tr. R.H. Blyth)

[...] Koyu-Ni died in 1782, her family name was Matsumato. She is one of the more prominent woman poets of the Edo period. She learned haiku from Songi the First. [...]
I (Tr. Chèvrefeuille) love to share a translation of my own for this haiku:
tranquility -
finally I have found peace,
blossoms have fallen
© Koyu-Ni (Tr. Chèvrefeuille)
fragile cherry blossoms
cover the backyard of the mansion
tears rolling down my cheeks

© Chèvrefeuille

Keukenhof, 3/26/2016

blossoms falter
anxious sails turn in the breeze
petals swept away

©  Janice 'petra domina' Adcock

Thanks to Chèvrefeuille for daily prompts on