hige kaze wo fuite  boshu tanzuru wa  tare ga ko zo

who is it that grieves,
the wind blowing through his beard,
for late autumn?

Matsuo Basho (Tr. R.H.Blyth)

raindrops drip from willow leaves,
pooling memories and leaves

Kim M. Russell, 24th February 2019

Image result for Japanese paintings and artwork willows in the rain
Miyamoto Shufu: Willow Rain – Japanese Art Open Database

My response to Carpe Diem #1613 Tan Renga Challenge Month 2019 (17) grieving

Today in our Tan Renga Challenge, we have a lesser-known haiku by Matsuo Basho with which to work.

5 thoughts on “Grieving

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