first autumn morning
the mirror I stare into
shows my father’s face © Murakami Kijo
into steam clouds of sorrow Kim M. Russell, 2017
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Our haiku today is by Murakami Kijo (1865-1938), a contemporary of Shiki who was influenced by the style of Shiki’s haiku.
The goal of the Tan Renga Challenge is to add our two-line 2nd stanza to the ‘hokku’.