Renga

chrysanthemum flowers
bloom at the stonemason’s
between stones
petals curling thoughtfully
mason’s fingers grasp a hammer

basho/joem18b
for Carpe Diem Weekend Meditation

renga

warriors
the bitterness of pickles
in the talk
the death of friends fresh in mind
sour acid burns the throat

basho/joem
for Carpe Diem Weekend Meditation