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Heeding Haiku With Chèvrefeuille – April 6th, 2016 – Cherry Blossoms

Katsushika Hokusai. Bullfinch and Weeping Cherry Blossoms, 1834. WikiArt.

Hokusai, 1834. WikiArt.

Dear friends of MLMM,

Welcome at a new episode of Heeding Haiku ….   This is Paloma, filling in for Chèvrefeuille.   Our deepest sympathy goes out to our host and his family during this time of loss.

For your inspiration this week, I offer the following video with five haiku by Matsuo Basho:

I‌n case you cannot access YouTube, here are the five haiku:

at the house of a family whose child has died….

bending low – the joints,
the world all upside down –
bamboo under the snow

clouds now and then
give rest to people
viewing the moon

the stillness –
seeping into the rocks
cicadas’ screech

the old pond –
a frog jumps in
water’s sound

the rough sea
extending to Sado Isle
the Milky Way

And here is a haiku from our host Chèvrefeuille:

after the darkness
I am longing for the young leaves
and cherry blossoms 

(c) Chèvrefeuille.

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9 comments on “Heeding Haiku With Chèvrefeuille – April 6th, 2016 – Cherry Blossoms

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  4. Chèvrefeuille
    April 8, 2016

    Thank you Paloma for stepping in this week. I really am grateful for that. Thank you for your support during these last two weeks in which I lost my dad. Yesterday we have brought him to his last resting place. It was a sad day, but also a joyful day to honor my dad together with family and friends.

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    • Paloma
      April 8, 2016

      I’m very glad to be able to help, Chev —
      Your loss is tremendous, but I’m so glad you were able to find joy in remembering the good times with him. He sounds like he was a wonderful father and grandfather.

      With a hug

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  6. julespaige
    April 9, 2016

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