cool shady willows
melting in purple shadows
October mountains

cool shady willows
soaking up rain and sunshine
a cascade of green

melting in purple shadows
giant silhouettes
holding up the sky

October mountains
litter of discarded leaves
aglow with sunset

Kim M. Russell, 23rd July 2019

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My response to Carpe Diem #1709 shadow (Crossroads-Troiku)

In a new ‘Summer Love’ episode, the challenge is to create a troiku with a ‘fusion haiku’, which makes it a crossroads episode. The two haiku we are working with are:

blue autumn skies
folded into mountains
purple shadow

Jane Reichhold (1937-2016)

such a hot day
my shadow needs to cool down
under the willow

Kyoshi Takahama (1874-1958)

8 thoughts on “Shadow

  1. I like the “slight” ambiguity in the second haiku – of giant silhouettes holding up the sky … it’s lovely to let the mind slow dance to images of willows or mountains, in purple shadowed fusions 🙂

    lovely Kim –

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