‘Nothing Gold Can Stay,’ ( Robert Frost ) Waka to Haiku..

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 princess of the mountain
The princess of the mountain

the field maple

performs it’s own sunset dance

leaves tinged with frost