in nooks and corners
cold remains:
flowers of the plum

© Yosa Buson (tr. RH Blyth)

penetrating the darkness
an area of whiteness

the flowering branch of the plum
gives its scent
to him who broke it off

© Chiyo-Ni

heady smell of plum blossom
lingers and doesn’t disappear

how glorious
young green leaves
flash in the sun

© Basho (Tr. Jane Reichhold)

fine fresh sprouts of greenery
under a patch of sunlight

garden butterfly
as the baby crawls, it flies―
crawls close, flutters on

© Issa

continued evolution
in a cycle of rebirth

wisteria beans
let’s make that a theme for haikai
a flower fruit

© Basho (Tr. Jane Reichhold)

farmer and Shaolin monk
enjoy life’s simplicities

the wild geese take flight
low along the railroad tracks
in the moonlit night

© Masaoka Shiki

slivers of silver feathers
grounded to dust on the tracks

Copyright © Dorna Hainds

Response to Carpe Diem Weekend Meditation #76 Renga With … the Big Five


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