too many harvests


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too many harvests
leaving less each passing year
cropped thin on the rise
the millstone has turned
thirty-three times in its course —
frost on the temple
                     Yosa Buson
branch weighed down by snow
shifting to expose pine cones
food for chickadees
a branch snaps under snow
waking me from a dream of the cherries
flowering on Yoshino
                     Yosa Buson

I have taken it one step further by writing a new haiku
inspired by the two haiku, “fusing” them
(as in Carpe Diem’s Crossroads mode):

millstone sits idle
waits for crops newly planted
scent of grain waiting

Image source: (edited here)

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