Narrow Road

Written for:  Carpe Diem #872 our journey continues: across the field; one patch of a rice field; roots of elegance
we are walking together with Basho and his companions the narrow path into the deep north.

across the field
the horse pulls toward
the cuckoo

© Basho (Tr. Jane Reichhold)


Saigyo Willow 2

Saigyo’s Willow

one patch of rice field
when it was planted I left
the willow tree

© Basho (Tr. Jane Reichhold)

Walk the narrow road
through willows, gates, white blossoms
full of surprises

© Sara McNulty

About purplepeninportland

I am a freelance poet, born and bred in Brooklyn, New York. I live with my husband, John, and two charming rescue dogs–Marion Miller and Murphy. We spent eight lovely years in Portland, OR, but are now back in New York. My goal is to create and share poetry with others who write, or simply enjoy reading poetry. I hope to touch a nerve in you, and feel your sparks as well.
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2 Responses to Narrow Road

  1. Bastet says:

    a lovely voyage!

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  2. Blake says:

    You paint a lovely scene here, so natural and hopeful 🙂

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