Dragonfly Wings and Sour Cherries

dragonfly wings
red blur in the cherry tree
sour fruit falls

Kim M. Russell, 27th May 2018

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My response to Carpe Diem Weekend Meditation #34 Revise That Haiku … Kikaku’s Dragonfly

In the last weekend Meditation of May our challenge is to revise a haiku by a classical haiku poet, attempting to improve the haiku without losing the scene it’s about. For this episode we have a haiku by Kikaku (1661-1707), one of Basho’s disciples:

red dragonfly
break off its wings
sour cherry 

© Kikaku


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