OUT IN THE FIELD

Trees standing in an open field evoke an emotion of tranquility in me. Wordsworth defined poetry as "emotion recollected in tranquility."  The Japanese haiku poets are masters at holding up a mirror for others to see the reflections of beauty in a precise moment. Written usually in three lines, this style of poetry expresses only the essentials and lets the reader's imagination supply the details. I kinda like that -and thought this poem below summed up my rainy day photos of trees around the valley.


"Out in the fields
Together with the birds,
I will be surrounded with mist."

- CHORA - 
Silent Flowers : A Collection of Japanese Haiku Poems

 

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