How I wish to call
A white crane from Fukei,
But for this cold rain. Kikaku
Nimble fingers crease sharp folds
and origami wings fly. Kim M. Russell, 29th May 2019
May is almost over and today’s haiku is by a classical master, Kikaku, an apprentice and very close friend of Basho. It’s a haiku Kikaku wrote to comfort Basho a few days before he died.