into morning-gloriesby Kobayashi Issa
English version by David G. Lanoue
Original Language Japanese
with one shoulder bare...
- from the website http://haikuguy.com/issa/
/ Photo by gumuz /
I was hesitant to attach a photograph to this haiku because its words paint such a perfect picture of their own. But then I found this beautiful image. The poem paints one picture, the photograph gives us a slightly different one. I find myself wanting to contemplate them both.
Time to step into morning glories...
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