Sunday Morning

First blossoms.

Seeing them extends my life seventy-five more years.

~Matsuo Bashō, “haiku 96”, from “Reading Basho with My Ten Year Old” in Paris Review, April 29, 2020


Notes:

  • Photo: DK on Run This morning. 6:11 am.
  • Matsuo Bashō, born 松尾 金作, was the most famous poet of the Edo period in Japan. He is recognized as the greatest master of haiku. He was born in 1644 and died in 1694

Comments

  1. yes!!

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  2. Exquisite…

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  3. I love how you send me in so many directions with the quotes you choose. I am in awe of your ability to dig into your vast storage for SOMETHING applicable. I am constantly finding myself sitting here thinking, have I read nothing? But then I think, this is what David does, he shares what touches him in some way and we all grow. Thank you.
    Beautiful image, once again!

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  4. Sawsan says:

    I cannot not pick on you! Ok?
    ________________________________

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  5. Reblogged this on It Is What It Is and commented:
    Awesome!! … ‘First blossoms. Seeing them extends my life seventy-five more years. ~Matsuo Bashō, “haiku 96”, from “Reading Basho with My Ten Year Old” in Paris Review, April 29, 2020.

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  6. Christie says:

    Gorgeous Dogwood tree on stately grounds…I took a photo of a gorgeous Dogwood tree up the road just late yesterday afternoon (my favorite Dogwood was the one in my childhood backyard, a Red Cherokee we also have native White Dogwoods it is such a Joy to spot one in the woods or along the hwy and my 2nd favorite destroyed when they tore down a local school)…he might take me for a drive today asked if I’d like to I said yes…I said the name of where I want to go he said why I said because every year I drive there to see the most magnificent huge Magnolia tree… I also have a favorite native Oak, favorite Chestnut trees, Willow, Aspen and Old Growth Fir…I’ve had a Love Affair with Trees since my very early Childhood…and I was in the bedroom when we were a young married couple when a cedar came down on the room I was in…that was an experience…I spent the rest of the night on the kitchen floor with my head against the refrigerator and my feet at the stove I figured that if the rest of the school marm tree came down it would squish the refrig and stove so I’d be safe…

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    • So love this: “I spent the rest of the night on the kitchen floor with my head against the refrigerator and my feet at the stove I figured that if the rest of the school marm tree came down it would squish the refrig and stove so I’d be safe”

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    • Steve Renfro says:

      Searching the comments to get an ID on the tree. Down here in Texas we only have white dogwoods (that I am aware of). Love this tree. I have to have one. Cherokee Red, yes?

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  7. beautiful photo – a sure sign of Spring. It seems your runs are a source of inspiration for your blogs!

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  8. Blossom time is so beautiful after a bleak winter, especially this year with the virus putting a damper on life. The blossoms give new hope for happiness.

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  9. This is exquisite.

    Alas, we are still waiting for buds… and waiting… and waiting. I fear I might be 75 by the time they get here!

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  10. Spring!

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  11. Beautiful pic and quote! Love his work. ‘There is nothing you can see that is not a flower; there is nothing you can think that is not the moon.’ Matsuo Basho

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  12. You live in a very beautiful area….

    I can’t seem to sub to you and it’s VERY annoying. I’m sighing to WP but they don’t hear me.

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  13. …scribe ! (????? GOOD morning!)

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