fallen autumn leaves
a cascade of color
painting a forest floor

lovebirds living in small flocks
sing sweetly from limb to limb

among leaves so green
where sunbeams rarely creep
bright-eyed stars will see

in this season’s cold silence
infinite grassy meadow

sweet amorous song
old lovers renew their vows
softly tinged with blue

sitting under God’s bright sun
of a thousand tomorrows

Soliloquy No Renga
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on the tip of the
newly sprouted bamboo…
a baby sparrow

a brave little acrobat
commands tall-swaying highwire

living in harmony–
the sparrow has
both parents!

within the dark before dawn
a whole family nestled

while I watch
he’s off to make a living alone…
baby sparrow

vanished in morning ether
my companionable bird

spring peace–
after rain, a gang war
garden sparrows

watchful warriors see all
eyes crew of chatter and song

don’t let the plum blossom guard
cut your tongues…
Sparrows! *

be silent little sparrow
be a brooklet’s gurgling flow

are the sparrows too
having a private party?
plum blossoms

gathered companionable birds
disregard the endless raindrops

© Kobayashi Issa (Tr. David G. Lanoue)

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Copyright © 2019 by Dorna Hainds

Response to Carpe Diem #1761 Sparrows (Renga With …)