Waiting for the Full Moon

in nooks and corners
cold remains:
flowers of the plum                                  

Buson­
­                                                                   icicles encrust stamen
­                                                                   frozen promises of fruit

simply trust:
do not also the petals flutter down,
just like that?                                              

Issa
­                                                                   if the moon falls from the sky
­                                                                   catch it in your empty hands
a dandelion
now and then interrupting
the butterfly’s dream                               

Chiyo-Ni
­                                                                   pollen kiss of sunshine orbs
­                                                                   or a wish on a puffball
the thunderstorm having cleared up
the evening sun shines on a tree
where a cicada is chirping                   

Shiki
­                                                                   a last song – accompanied
­                                                                   only by the rustling leaves
the autumn wind:
thickets and fields also,
Fuha Barrier                                                

Basho
­                                                                   waves lashing these small islands
­                                                                   foam and snow on mountain tops
ancient warriors ghosts
mists over the foreign highlands –
waiting for the full moon                        

Chèvrefeuille
­                                                                   to rise like a frozen plum
­                                                                   among icicles of stars

­                                                                   Kim M. Russell 16/02/2020

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My response to Carpe Diem Weekend Meditation #116 Renga With … waiting for the full moon

This weekend our challenge is to create a renga with the so-called ‘big five’: Basho, Issa, Buson, Chiyo-Ni and Shiki, and Chèvrefeuille.

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