Squeezing in next
to my lover...
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]