A Distant Mountain

paulownia leaves
dappling dusty mountain tracks
a ray of sunlight

paulownia leaves
heart-shaped parasols quiver
a young girl’s dowry

dappling dusty mountain tracks
saplings are dancing
embracing the breeze

a ray of sunlight
painting clouds red and purple
twilit peak glows

Kim M. Russell, 1st July 2018

Image result for Japanese paintings and artwork paulownia leaves
Ohara Koson: Bird on Paulownia

My response to Carpe Diem Weekend Meditation #40 Troiku Challenge “a distant mountain”

This weekend we have another Troiku Challenge, in which we create a fusion haiku from two given haiku and then create a Troiku from the fusion haiku. The given haiku are by Takahama Kyoshi (1874–1959):

a distant mountain
seen in the sunlight:
a desolate field

a leaf of a paulownia tree
has fallen
in the sunlight

© Takahama Kyoshi (Tr. Katsuya Hiromoto)

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