Carpe Diem #525 Buson (5), “a glimpse of dawn”

This Carpe Diem prompt is Buson’s “a glimpse of dawn”

shira ume ni akuru yo bakari to nari ni keri

the night almost past
through the white plum blossoms
a glimpse of dawn

© Buson

Yosa Buson died on December 25th 1783 and the above haiku was his Jisei, or deathpoem.

My response, perhaps, a Jisei too…

radiant in red
she takes his hand with a smile
a new adventure

Smiles, love and laughter
© John Belchamber 2014


About jrbsays

Just a regular married father of three type of guy. Writer of Haiku, founder of and other bits and other bobs.
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3 Responses to Carpe Diem #525 Buson (5), “a glimpse of dawn”

  1. magicalmysticalteacher says:

    Hand in hand is not a bad way to go…

    A Glimpse Through a Cleft


  2. This is a wonderful haiku and yes it could be a deathpoem … and as MMT says leaving this world hand in hand isn’t a bad thought … that’s unconditional love for the ones you love … being there as they are leaving this world … thank you for this wonderful haiku JRB.


  3. Very nicely said, the red sunrise of dawn.


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