Tuesday, September 25, 2018


[white egret courtesy Carpe Diem]


building a bridge
between snow-covered mountains
white egrets/ mb

piercing dawn before the sun
song birds and their choruses/gc

don't be like me
even though we're like the melon
split in two/ mb

yearning for a sail to set
us years apart no longer/ gc

wait awhile
cut the soy beans to the sound
of monks beating bowls/ mb

rosary beads the colour of
morning light as she rolls them/ gc

path of the sun
the hollyhock leans into
early summer rain/ mb

two shadows frame the path
as midday cast her divide/ gc

plovers fly away
the evening grows later with
cold mountain winds/ mb

seashells no longer carry
fairy tales with glass slippers/ gc

summer rain
where the poem card peeled off
a mark on the wall/ mb

our initials enclosed
a heart carved in a tree trunk/ gc

3liners © Matsuo Basho
2 liners © gillena cox

Blog hopping today with

Carpe Diem
Renga With Basho #9 A Mark On The Wall
PROMPTED by Kristjaan, to create a renga with 6 given haiku, fromMatsuo Basho (Tr. Jane Reichhold, taken from: Basho, the complete haiku)

25 September 2016
25 September 2015
25 September 2011


Adelaide said...

Gillena, this is wonderful. Your capping lines are perfect. I love this.

two poets
their shadows
become one


gillena cox said...

Thank you for your appreciation Adelaide


Kristjaan Panneman said...

Awesome renga Gillena.

Gillena Cox said...

Thanks for dropping by to read min Kristjaan