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Friday, April 8, 2011

Autumn Thoughts -- Kobayashi Issa

Squeezing in next
to my lover...
quilt-covered brazier

Kobayashi Issa (1793)

Sheer genius.  Sheer fucking genius.

It's autumn here in the southern hemisphere.   The pin-oaks (quercus palustris) are turning magenta and claret.  The golden ash (fraxinus excelsior) is well ... golden.  Yesterday morning we had the first serious frost.  The days are sunny, a touch smokey, the nights nippy.

Tempora mutantur, et nos in illis.  Or perhaps not.  After all, Kobayishi Issa saw the same things 200 years ago.

The cycles of life.

[Haiku and image from here]

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