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More haiku to match the previous post!

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(Wikimedia Brooklyn Museum; Frank L Babbott Fund)


Geese over the bay

curve through harboured boats’ masts, dark

against a full moon.

A firework’s flare

falls smoking over the bridge

where the daimyo passed.


People don’t notice

the moonbeams through transparent

petals of blossom.


In rain some wear capes

made of straw.  Their parasols

point towards the wind.

The temple precinct

is ankle deep in crisp snow.

Pipes are lit at fires.


In a timber yard

Chows sniff each other: a tryst

beneath the lanterns.

Kimono hitched high,

a woman turns round to check

if her friends follow.

She is well balanced

on her little platform shoes

under louring skies.