Today falls on Dàxuě that is the 21st solar term out of 24 in the system.
As I have lived very close to Shimogamo Shrine all my life and my house is almost inside the forest that surrounds the shrine, when I read this haiku for the first time, I thought it didn’t tell the truth.
However, somehow I felt some moments of silence this morning.
Even the crows don’t caw/
Shrine grove in the morning/
Translation and calligraphy by Chio
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