Bonsho – May Tan Renga

Springtime in Edo, Not a day passes without A temple bell sold.                                     © Kikaku Bronze bonsho summoning monks Resonates in underworld.                         Kim M. Russell, 2017 Image found on Pinterest My response to Carpe Diem Tan Renga Challenge Month 2017 #14 Springtime (Kikaku) Today our ‘hokku’ to create a Tan Renga is by one of Basho’s […]

Springtime Scribbles

Last year’s fading foliage scrambles Over the weather-worn garden fence, Tangling with rampant nettles and brambles, Snatching and snarling, dark and dense. Primroses cower among the roots, Innocent lemon flowery softness, Custodians of other tender shoots Full of sap and youthfulness: Sure signs of spring begin to filter Through the closing door of winter.   […]