Winter Solitude

lonely frosty nights
arms wrapped around my own knees
watching snowflakes form

Kim M. Russell, 1st November 2018

Image result for Japanese paintings lonely frosty nights arms wrapped around my own knees watching snowflakes form
Koitsu Tsuchiya, Night Snow at Nezu Shrine, Tokyo, c.1948 image found on Pinterest

My response to Carpe Diem #1534 Yaha … one of Basho’s ten greatest disciples (crossroads)

In the penultimate episode of Carpe Diem’s sixth anniversary month, we have arrived at the letter Y for Yaha, one of Basho’s disciples, who lived from 1662 to 1740.

The task for today is to create a fusion-haiku from two haiku by Yaha:

asajimo ya shi no sune omou yuki no kure

morning frost –
I think of the shins of my master
on a night with snow

chikara na ya hiza o kakaete fuyugomori

no strength left –
I wrap my arms around my knees
in winter solitude

© Yaha

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