Plume Grass

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While you decline to cry,
high on the mountainside
a single stalk of plumegrass wilts.

Ō no Yasumaro (circa 711), (Tr. Michael R. Burch)

Tortured by wind, rain and sun,
it has stopped its whispering.

Kim M. Russell, 21st February 2019

My response to Carpe Diem #1612 Tan Renga Challenge Month 2019 (16) plumegrass

Today we are working with a haiku that was written in the 8th century, when it wasn’t called a haiku, by O no Yasumaro (circa 711).

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