trees are still naked
memories and sorrow drip
nourished by raindrops
new green growth of brave young shoots
embracing each day
Kim M. Russell, 7th April 2019
My response to Carpe Diem Weekend Meditation #79 Poetry Archive (4) rain
This weekend’s meditation challenge is to dive into our poetry Archives, choose a haiku, tanka or other Japanese poetry form on the theme of ‘rain’ to share, including the reason for choosing it, and then create a new poem inspired by it.
I chose a haiku I wrote back in March 2017 for a haibun about visiting my daughter a month after my mother’s funeral. We went for a walk on Pewley Downs, which is not far from where she lives. It had been raining and the dogs were eager to get out for a good long walk. We shared memories of my mother and this is what inspired my new poem, which is for my grandson, whom she didn’t get to meet.