how I wish to call
a white crane from Fukei,
but for this cold rain
desolate drips from the roof
instead of soothing wingbeats
Kim M. Russell, 13th November 2019
My response to Carpe Diem Tan Renga Wednesday (5) White Crane
In today’s new episode of ‘Carpe Diem’s Tan Renga Wednesday’, we have a haiku by Kikaku, a contemporary and disciple of Matsuo Basho, which he wrote to comfort Basho in the last days of his life.