Written for:  Carpe Diem #1358 – Green Willow (Japanese fairy-tale)

Green Willow

Green Willow (painting by Warwick Goble)

autumn departs
in deep silence willow leaves fall –
tears on this grave
as the willow is green again
another year has gone

© Chèvrefeuille (our host)

to sweep the garden
before I leave
falling willow leaves

© Basho (1644-1694)

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

© Saigyo (1118-1190)

Here is my attempt:

ancient question
man tarries near maiden
should he stay or go?

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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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