lightness

Under the tree
the soup and the fish salad,
or cherry blossoms?

Matsuo Bashō

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sensibility

Why is a heart
attached to cherry blossoms
still in this body
which, I thought,
had forsaken the world?

Saigyô

white flowers

Knocking at the bar door with his whip
a withered plum branch.

Hôgetsu

anzu

Do they droop because
Of some grief? The apricot
Blossoms color.

Matsunaga Teitoku

reluctant

The branch of blossoms
That conceals from my view
The bright moon…

anonymous