Thursday, July 26, 2018

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[image courtesy Carpe Diem Haiku Kai]


SNOWFLAKE ARALIA RYOGIN
village kids
don't break all the plum branches
for cattle whips

a muddy path leads to school
who can skip on such a day

into the sea
throwing my sandals
rain on my hat

pirogues waddle a little
clouds rest on the sea surface

polished again
the mirror is as clear as
flower-like snowflakes

turning away from the smooth sea
colour splayed mountains beckon

falling to the ground
a flower closer to the root
bidding farewell

running fast from there to home
as if hearing mother's voice

mid-harvest
a crane on the rice paddy
in a village in autumn

a leaf falls as if dancing
with a swing partner

sleep on a journey
then you will understand my poem
autumn winds

back then children held respect
for their parents and elders


2LINERS © gillena cox 2018
3LINERS © Matsuo Basho (Tr. Jane Reichhold)


Here are the six (6)haiku © Matsuo Basho (Tr. Jane Reichhold) given to work with:

into the sea
throwing my sandals
rain on my hat

falling to the ground
a flower closer to the root
bidding farewell

village kids
don't break all the plum branches
for cattle whips

mid-harvest
a crane on the rice paddy
in a village in autumn

sleep on a journey
then you will understand my poem
autumn winds

polished again
the mirror is as clear as
flower-like snowflakes



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Carpe Diem's Renga Challenge #4 flower-like snowflakes



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26 July 2018
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26 July 2013

5 comments:

Kim Russell said...

Wow, Gillena! Well done for including all six haiku and for thoughtful, original two-liners. I especially enjoyed:
'a muddy path leads to school
who can skip on such a day'.


gillena cox said...

Thanks for your appreciation Kim

Much­čĺčlove

Kristjaan Panneman said...

A wonderful ryogin Gillena. A very nice line-up and your two line stanza are great. It was a joy to read and re-read this renga. Basho would smile as he could read this one.

gillena cox said...

Thanks for your appreciation Kristjaan

Much­čĺčlove

Rosiana Monbon said...

Merci pour cet article tr├Ęs complet encore une fois
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