paulownia tree

Written for:  Carpe Diem Weekend Meditation #39 Troiku Challenge “a distant mountain”
“In this Troiku Challenge you have to create first a so called “fusion”-haiku and than you have to create a Troiku (more on Troiku you can find in the menu above) with your “fusion”-haiku.

For this Troiku Challenge I have chosen two haiku by Takahama Kyoshi (1874–1959) to work with. Kyoshi is not a renown haiku poet, but he has written wonderful haiku. (You can find more of his haiku HERE).”

a distant mountain
seen in the sunlight:
a desolate field

a leaf of a paulownia tree
has fallen
in the sunlight

© Takahama Kyoshi (Tr. Katsuya Hiromoto)

Paulownia Tree

in the sunlight
mountain of purple leaves
paulownia tree

in the sunlight
swaying shadows dance
glorious morning

mountain of purple leaves
fills the sky
rainfall on emerald ground

paulownia tree
covers field like a vineyard
of ripe purple grapes



About purplepeninportland

I am a freelance poet, born and bred in Brooklyn, New York. I live with my husband, John, and two charming rescue dogs–Marion Miller and Murphy. We spent eight lovely years in Portland, OR, but are now back in New York. My goal is to create and share poetry with others who write, or simply enjoy reading poetry. I hope to touch a nerve in you, and feel your sparks as well.
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4 Responses to paulownia tree

  1. Awesome … it seems like you managed the troiku in a great way. This one is very nice.


  2. MYRNA ZACH says:

    how very lovely



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