Chilly Coolness

the rattling of reeds
ruffled by the chilly wind
the cool wall’s shelter

the rattling of reeds
wakes me from my midday nap
the artless garden

ruffled by the chilly wind
shades of green surge and billow
in a waking dream

the cool wall’s shelter
covered with moss and lichen
cushion for my feet

Kim M. Russell, 11th July 2018

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My response to Carpe Diem Crossroads #13 chilly coolness

In a new episode of the CDHK feature ‘Crossroads’”, we are challenged to create a ‘fusion’ haiku from two given haiku and then create a troiku from the your ‘fusion’ haiku. The two haiku ate by Matsuo Basho and have been taken from Jane Reichhold’s Basho, the Complete Haiku:

chilly coolness
my feet on the wall
for a midday nap

the color of wind
planted artlessly
in a garden of reeds

© Matsuo Basho (Tr. Jane Reichhold)

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