Tuesday, September 25, 2018

2329

[white egret courtesy Carpe Diem]


AWAITING

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)


REVISIT
25 September 2016
25 September 2015
25 September 2011

4 comments:

Adelaide said...

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

two poets
their shadows
become one

Adelaide

gillena cox said...

Thank you for your appreciation Adelaide

Much💛❤🕊love

Kristjaan Panneman said...

Awesome renga Gillena.

Gillena Cox said...

Thanks for dropping by to read min Kristjaan

Much💛❤🕊love