The morning glories
bloom, securing the gate
in the old fence
Rounding off the week with a classic Basho haiku. A moment in time is marked by the juxtaposition of something relatively eternal or old – the gate – by the “of the moment” – transient flowers. Morning glories are a particularly apt symbol of the temporal, as the flowers bloom only for a few hours before fading and dying.
Enjoy each moment this weekend!
image (cc) 2009 Hilary Farmer