“In the cicada's cry;
No sign can foretell;
How soon it must die.”
Matsuo Basho (famous poet of the Edo period in Japan. Recognized for his works in the collaborative haikai no renga form; master of brief and clear haiku, 1644-1694)
TIME: 4:43 PM
PLACE: Front Porch
One of the things that always reminds me of summer is the buzz of the cicadas in the trees. They seem to be particularly loud this year. I found this guy while I was sweeping the front steps this morning. He stayed around all day which allowed me to take his picture this afternoon…How did this happen you may ask? He was a dearly departed cicada – that made it really easy to take his picture.
*Memento Mori: Latin for "Remember you are mortal", or "Remember you will die." It refers to a wide range of art whose purpose is to remind people of their own eventual death.