Summer Sorrow

My response to Carpe Diem Special 213 “Whitecaps on the bay” by Richard Wright

Chèvrefeuille has asked us to take inspiration from a beautiful haiku by Richard Wright, which gives the impression of a scene that just lasts for one moment . The challenge is to write a new haiku (or tanka) in the same tone, sense and spirit. 


Whitecaps on the bay:

A broken signboard banging

In the April wind.


© Richard Wright


Here is my haiku:


Magpie in the tree:

sorrow of the weeping willow

pours in summer rain.


© Kim M. Russell, 2016

Garden in the rain




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