The dew falls away
From the leaves of fresh clover
As you pass through it
Your feet feel sand—broken shells
Finally—you touch the waves
Depth charge: For examples of traditional Japanese poetry featuring bush clover, click on the red ribbon card above. For brief explanations of the symbols in Hanafuda, click on the wild boar card above.
This year for my birthday we are having fun with Hanafuda and Tarot cards.
To see all the Hanafuda/Tarot tanka posted to date, click here.