Daily Archives: February 21, 2017

Sakura (Cherry Tree)

Written for:  Carpe Diem #1157, Sakura, the National Pride of Japan “Today, as spring approaches, the entire nation turns a shade of pink. Months before they arrive, retailers switch into sakura mode – cue supermarkets filled with plastic cherry blossom … Continue reading

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Kashiwabara

Written for:  Carpe Diem #1158, Kashiwabara – birthplace of Kobayashi Issa Kobayashi Issa (1763 – 1828) was a Japanese poet and lay Buddhist priest of the Jōdo Shinshū sect known for his haiku poems and journals. He is better known … Continue reading

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What Helps You Survive?

Written for:  dVerse Poets, Haibun Monday:  “The Best Things In Life Are Free” (posted by HayesSpencer) “I keep singing this song lately, The Best Things in Life are Free. And to be truthful, they are. They are also priceless as … Continue reading

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