“autumn coolness”

Carpe Diem Weekend Meditation #46 Renga With Basho Hineri “autumn coolness”
Here are the six haiku (including the real “hokku”) to work with. The goal is to write the 2-lined stanza between the haiku and to close the “chain” with a “ageku” that connects the last verse with the first one. Except the hokku you can choose your own line-up for this Renga With Basho Hineri.


autumn coolness
each peeling with our hands
melons and eggplant

contrast in autumn colors
lush and filled with flavor

a clear night
cooling myself under cherry trees
waves of flowers

a fan formed of blossoms
pink and white stars against sky

to get wet passing by
a man is interesting
bush clover in rain

bees and butterflies shake drops
that fall as a fountain

blossoms at their peak
the mountain the same as always
at daybreak

opened up to face of sun
above the mountain peaks

with young leaves
I would like to wipe away
the tears in your eyes

leaves would soak up moisture
and you will have helped them growhttp://chevrefeuillescarpediem.blogspot.com/

swinging bridge
lives are intertwined
in Ivy vines


climbing up to enfold homes
in autumn-colored coolness

© Matsuo Basho (Tr. Jane Reichhold; taken from “Basho, The Complete Haiku”)


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2 Responses to “autumn coolness”

  1. Awesome renga. It feels and looks like you enjoy this feature a lot. Chapeau for this wonderful chain.


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