Calligraphy by Japanese author, Kafu NAGAI (1879~1959) 夕風や吹くともなしに竹の秋 Without really intending it the evening breeze blows away the bamboo leaves. A poem about the coming of spring, bamboo leaves fall (unlike other plants) in spring, and new ones sprout immediately
Little early for this #haiku but perfect vignette of my favorite season: Swinging on delicate hinges / the Autumn Leaf / Almost off the stem -- Jack Kerouac, Book of Haikus (New York: Penguin Books, 2003), 63. #favpoem
In the one hundred Ogura poems, the most prevalent theme is that of love with 43 poems devoted to it. The season of fall is the second most common theme, with 16 of the poems. Within the one hundred poets there are 21 females represented, 79 males and 15 monks.