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a man enters
the room, disturbing the scent
of daffodils
– Yoshino Yoshiko

If the scent of daffodils is too subtle, imagine a room with paperwhites (Narcissus papyraceus) or a large bouquet of lilies. Or imagine the windows open and breezes wafting scent from a lilac fully blooming. What room or house comes to mind? In what city? Was it warm out? Did you hear traffic noise? Or conversation? Who walked into the room?

Source:

Far Beyond the Field, Haiku by Japanese Women, An Anthology. Compiled, Translated, and with an Introduction by Makoto Euda. New York: Columbia University Press, 2003 (Yoshino Yoshiko b. 1915; p 148).