the snow of yesterday ~ troiku

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Carpe Diem #1691 Troiku Month – The Snow of Yesterday offers
a haiku by Gozan (
in blue) to be used to create a troiku.
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The haiku by Gozan was written late in life.
A tradition among Zen monks was to write a last haiku,
a jisei or “death haiku,” showing the circle of life.

the snow of yesterday
that fell like cherry blossoms
is water once again
Gozan

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the snow of yesterday
does not survive the seasons
memories fading

that fell like cherry blossoms
taking all color with them
no longer falling

is water once again
blurring traces of the past
until all is gone

The haiku by Gozan was written late in life.
A tradition among Zen monks was to write a last haiku,
a jisei or “death haiku,” showing the circle of life.

A troiku is three haiku, with each of the three…

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