Winter Crow

wind battered crows
ascend from a naked tree
leafy silhouettes

Kim M. Russell, 2018

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My response to Carpe Diem’s Crossroads #6 A Leafless Tree (Soseki Natsume)

We have a new episode of the special feature ‘’crossroads’, a challenge to create a ‘fusion haiku’ from two given haiku. This week both haiku were written by Soseki Natsume, a Japanese novelist of the Meiji period, who was also a scholar of British literature and composer of haiku, kanshi, and fairy tales:

the crow has flown away:
swaying in the evening sun,
a leafless tree.

 over the wintry
forest, winds howl in rage
with no leaves to blow.

 © Soseki Natsume

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