Home sweet home (haibun)

Sogi’s haiku that our host so beautifully translated gives me such a beautiful image of hope.

abandoned house
the garden taken over –
butterfly home   © Iio Sogi (Tr. Chèvrefeuille)

I get expectant feelings as  I imagine butterflies,insects, stray cats, rodents and birds making a home wherever they can especially during our cold winter months. Even a homeless person who may find a “good spot” shielded from bitter cold winds and rain appreciates  our view of “nothing” as “home”.

Verger d’Emilie
winter’s hostage
free rent


abandoned kiosk
finch and sparrows
moving in

moving in
cats and mice playing nice
catch me if you can

padlocked fruit stand,
awning offers shelter,
beggar’s castle

© Tournesol ’15

Carpe Diem Sogi’s Butterfly Home

2 thoughts on “Home sweet home (haibun)

  1. All great, but for me the padlocked fruit stand and its awning really symbolize how such simple things can provide much needed shelter for birds and other creatures as well as the homeless. Well done.


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