Writing Technique: Yugen

Written for:  Carpe Diem #948 brush
Yugen is usually defined as “mystery” and “unknowable depth”.

Souvenir paintings
what kind of brush first drew
the image of Buddha 

© Basho (Tr. Jane Reichhold)

translucent tea cup
hides a deep secret
ghost of tea

it’s a mystery
a second full moon
Blue Moon

© Chèvrefeuille (our host)

Here is my attempt:

She smiles at me
All seems fine in her world–
sadness in her eyes


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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