finally the snow has gone
early plum blossom

opening tiny bud fists
a flutter of petal hands

drowsy daffodils raise heads
tickled by the sun

trumpets glisten with fresh dew
heralding silent fanfares

from freshly festooned branches
solo blackbird voice

bird and human together
rejoice in the spring garden

Kim M. Russell, 2017

My response to Carpe Diem weekend-meditation #4 Soliloquy no renga (solo-renga): Celebration

In the fourth weekend meditation of the month, Chèvrefeuille has challenged us to create a ‘soliloquy no renga’ or solo-renga: a renga created by one poet instead of multiple poets. A ‘soliloquy no renga’ has a minimum of six and a maximum of 12 stanzas. For the first stanza, the hokku, he has chosen one of his own haiku for us to work with:

finally winter has gone
early plum blossoms

© Chèvrefeuille


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