Spring Rain at Matsushima

spring rain is falling
islands drenched in rose and pine
Matsushima tides

Kim M. Russell, 15th October 2018

Spring Rain At Matsushima (1936) (Woodblock Print)

My response to Carpe Diem #1522 Matsushima … an amazing sight (CD Imagination)

Today our challenge is to create haiku or tanka inspired by an image of Matsushima, a city on the northeast coast of Japan’s Honshu Island that is known for the hundreds of forested islands that dot Matsushima Bay and for its temples: the grand Zuiganji Temple was built in 1609 and  Entsūin Temple is noted for its moss, rock and rose gardens, and for its colourful autumn foliage; from the port, there is a curved red bridge that leads to the wooden Godaidō Temple.

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