Troiku month (11) The Wind Of Fuji

the wind of Fuji
I’ve brought on my fan
a gift from Edo

© Basho

the wind of Fuji
still refreshes my cheeks –
cool memories

I’ve brought on my fan
the scent of a pretty geisha –
unforgettable nights

a gift from Edo
will always remain in my heart –
one can never forget it

Troiku: Virginia Popescu

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Carpe diem – Troiku month (11) The Wind Of Fuji


Weekend Meditation #89 Extreme Haibun … rain

The rain

It was very hot that summer day. The earth was dry and burning.
But in the afternoon some clouds appeared at the horizon and the wind began to blow. In a minute the sky was covered with murky clouds. A lightning crossed the sky followed by a long thunder.
The nature was waiting… First some raindrops touched the ground, but suddenly a warm downpour fell from the sky.

Generous rain –
thirsty earth drinking
heavenly tears

Photo&Haibun : Virginia Popescu

Carpe diem : Weekend Meditation #89 Extreme Haibun … rain

Dorinţa – Longing – Le désir

Adormind de armonia
Codrului bătut de gânduri,
Flori de tei deasupra noastră
Or să cadă rânduri-rânduri.


Mihai Eminescu – Dorinţa


Midst that harmony thus sleeping,
Woodland tales our thoughts enthrall,
And upon our body softly
Do the lime-trees petal fall.

Longing – English version by Corneliu M. Popescu


Endormis par l’harmonie
Du grand bois lourd de pensées,
Du tilleul, les fleurs en files
Sur nous viendront s’amasser.

Le désir – traduction – Veturia Drăgănescu-Vericeanu


Photo – Virginia Popescu

Atât de fragedă…


Mihai Eminescu

Atât de fragedă…

Atât de fragedă, te-asameni
Cu floarea albă de cireș,
Și ca un înger dintre oameni
În calea vieții mele ieși.

Abia atingi covorul moale,
Mătasa sună sub picior,
Și de la creștet pân-în poale
Plutești ca visul de ușor.

Din încrețirea lungii rochii
Răsai ca marmura în loc –
S-atârnă sufletu-mi de ochii
Cei plini de lacrimi și noroc.  Continuă lectura

Troiku Month (9) Pink Flowers Bloom

taking shape of a heart –
life in pink

shining under the morning dew –
her eyes full of tears

Taking shape of a heart
a wandering cloud in the sky –
sweet memories

Life in pink –
old couple looking through
their youth album

Photo&Troiku : Virginia Popescu

Carpe diem – Troiku Month (9) Pink Flowers Bloom

Troiku Month (10) moonlit night

the wild geese take flight
low along the railroad tracks
in the moonlit night

© Masaoka Shiki

the wild geese take flight
turning round the full moon –
autumn departure

low along the railroad tracks
the wild herbs wave under the wind
whistling of the train

in the moonlit night
the earth wrapped in mystery
falls asleep quietly

Troiku : Virginia Popescu

(Ohara Koson : Geese in flight and full Moon)

Carpe diem – Troiku Month (10) moonlit night

Troiku Month (8) spiderweb

Spiderweb anchored
To a tree, a bush, the ground
Centered spiral shines

© Calvin Olson (2016)

Spiderweb anchored
to the wall of an old house –
delicate white lace

A tree, a bush, the ground
all embellished in winter
by frosty spiderwebs

Centered spiral shines
covered by December frost –
waiting for the New Year

Photo&Troiku : Virginia Popescu

Carpe diem – Troiku Month (8) spiderweb

Troiku Month (7) Unlocked Fence

unlocked fence
walking towards the countryside
finally free

© Chèvrefeuille

unlocked fence –
to and fro in the sky
wandering clouds

walking towards the countryside
I rest in a flower clearing –
vivid colors and sweet perfumes

finally free –
away from the noises of the city
I fall asleep on the grass

Photos&Troiku : Virginia Popescu

Carpe diem – Troiku Month (7) Unlocked Fence