A Hundred Gourds

a hundred gourds
from the heart
of one vine                         Chiyo-Ni (1703-1775)

a hundred gourds
cascading sunset colours
shades of autumn

from the heart
of a small vegetable patch
a healthy harvest

of one vine
calabash for everyone
a grateful village

Kim M. Russell, 2017

Haiga “A Hundred Gourds” (found on Tumblr)

My response to Carpe Diem Weekend-Meditation #2 Troiku: a hundred gourds

This weekend meditation’s challenge is to create Troiku based on a classical haiku by Chiyo-Ni (1703-1775), the first female haiku poet/master and a disciple of the Way of Basho.

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