Haibun : leaf in the wind

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caffeine and a pen
philosophy comes easy
a leaf in the wind

haiku by M. Nakazato LaFreniere

late nights at the cafe, literary folks gathered round. no need for wine or pot.  philosophy served with every cup. scribbled on napkins. heuristic arguments between friends. thoughts flow hot and sweet.


“leaf in the wind”, while I love the crew on Firefly, is a reference to Basho.  His friends were giving him a good-bye party as he was setting off to walk up north writing a haibun at each place he stopped. He wrote the following haiku, first introducing it with “The sky looked uncertain at the beginning of the tenth month, and I, like a leaf in the wind, felt as if I didn’t know where I was going.”  Basho’s hokku (hokku evolved into haiku but “hokku” is what it was called back in his days):

traveler
so my name will be called
first winter shower

Coffee” is Curious Steph’s RDP prompt today.  Hope to see your coffee thoughts/images to Steph’s prompt.

I love coffee!  Thanks to Crave Coffee on Broadway, Tucson for making me a gorgeous latte.

Today is the first time I’m joining the FiestaFriday.net blog hop.  Although their focus is primarily food and recipes, they said, “The idea is to share something that helps you get your groove back after a long week of work” on their guidelines. They list some different types of posts they like.  Hope mine fits in.  What can I say?  Coffee starts off my weekend.  (Who am I kidding?  Caffeine starts all my days, lol.)  Come join them too.

haiku and photo by M. LaFreniere, all rights reserved