Tuesday, July 14, 2015

As in a painting of a dream

I took this maybe thirty years ago off the Mendocino Coast when I was visiting my sister. 
I didn't know birds then, but, when I magnify this picture, these are shaped like cormorants.
The picture makes me feel earthbound.

Morning haze:
as in a painting of a dream,
men go their ways.


calligraphy of geese
against the sky--
the moon seals it


It seems to me that the haiku of Buson 
have exactly the right quality to go with this photograph. 

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