Changing of the Robes

changing of the robes –
deliberately I go to the neighbour
to hold her child

Shiba Sonome (Tr. Gabi Greve)

a paper lantern in hand
to illuminate her face

Kim M. Russell, 20th February 2019

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My response to Carpe Diem #1610 Tan Renga Challenge Month 2019 (14) changing of the robes

In today’s episode we have a haiku by another classical haiku poet, Shiba Sonome (1664-1726), a female Japanese zen poet and acquaintance and friend of Matsuo Bashō.

This was a tricky haiku to work with as I wasn’t sure what it means.

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