three spring haiku

Unknown painter: Sparrows singing their hearts out

 

xli

heavy spring showers

my sleeves wet with the world’s tears

how sweet the birdsong!

 

xlii

everything happens

they say it’s ‘for a reason’

I say stop right there

 

xliii

here’s a great secret:

all does not have to be well

to be perfection

 


Ink painting, artist unknown. I suspected Ohara Koson but fail to find attribution.
Let me know if you can read the chop and solve the mystery.


8 thoughts on “three spring haiku

    1. Thank you Cate. I love the way it’s possible to express so much with just 15 syllables. Oddly though, I never write with this in mind – the lines just ‘come down’ like that. ❀

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