the pogue (water haiku)


the old pond
a frog jumps in
the sound of water

–Matsuo Bashô

let’s sing of something simple
(something of substance)
we’ll summon it for our ablutions
om mani padme hum
and walk wet morning to the pond
furuike ya
liquid inspiration to Matsuo-san
brief poet prince
who turned the rest of us into a leaping frog
kawazu tobikomu
foil to the elegy
mizu no oto
((foil to the ripple))
while his words simply

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