Inspired by the ‘ Carpe Diem goes back to it’s roots post – Waka.’ The challenge to turn a Waka into a Haiku.. I found this beautiful 7th century Waku by Fujwarano Akisuke..
The divine princess of the mountain
Has the very choicest of brocades
Laid before her, yet
The scattering of the Autumn leaves
Can be halted, how?
the field maple
performs it’s own sunset dance
leaves tinged with frost