autumn willow

Written for:  Carpe Diem Imagination With Paul Militaru #5, Autumn Willow


photo by Paul Militaru

alongside the path
fresh water flows, and
in the willow’s shade
just for a little while
would I take my ease..

© Saigyo (1118-1190)

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

© Basho (Tr. Jane Reichhold)

bright blue sky
a natural frame work
autumn willow

© Chèvrefeuille (our host)

Here is my attempt:

golden streamers
flutter in an autumn breeze
weeping willow leaves

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 autumn willow

  1. ihatepoetry says:

    Simply beautiful.


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