I ... entered the poem of life, whose purpose is ... simply to witness the beauties of the world, to discover the many forms that love can take. (Barabara Blackman in 'Glass After Glass')

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17 September 2013

Her Cherished Face

her cherished face
disappears in smoke
evening clouds

This is a distillation of a poem from The Tale of Genji, 
used as a haiku prompt at Kristjaan Panneman's Carpe Diem blog.

10 comments:

  1. This is a beautiful distillation haiku.

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    1. I'm glad you find it so, Mariya. I have you to thank for leading me to the interesting blog where it originated.

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  2. It's somewhat moving knowing the original poem! Great thoughts Rosemary!

    Hank

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  3. Loved the visuals here, Rosemary.

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  4. Good looking new weblog Rosemary. Thank you for participating in Carpe Diem's Distillation ... your haiku distilled from the poem by Genji is awesome and very beautiful. Thank you for sharing.

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    1. Many thanks, Kristjaan, for coming up with this idea, and also for your kind comments. (Btw this weblog is far from new, lol!)

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  5. i like it! her cherished face disappearing...♥

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