Imaginary Paintings: Old Cat

OLD CAT

`Japanese brush painting, artist unknown

His shoulder bones sharp,

     he is a lion drinking

          from a white clay bowl.

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THREE SPRING HAIKU

 

 

At the house of seven squirrels
old snow sits hard, cold,
robins sing brittle.

I sit sorrowing:
my people’s god is bitter.
And O, geese flying!

Some god rooted here,
poured his blood on broken ground–
new grass is growing.