The Red Leaf’s Tree


I bite into a persimmon
and a bell resounds –
Masaoka Shiki (1867-1902)


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For more information on the importance of persimmons in Japan, and a link to other Shiki persimmon haiku, please click here. (Hōryū-ji is a temple in Nara, Japan.)


Autumn, Dancing


…the one red leaf, the last of its clan,
That dances as often as dance it can,
Hanging so light, and hanging so high,
On the topmost twig that looks up at the sky.


                                     Excerpted from “Cristabel” ~ Samuel Taylor Coleridge



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