“grasses wilt”

Written for:  Carpe Diem Tan Renga Challenge September 2018 Chained Together III (7) grasses wilt

Here is the haiku to work with:

grasses wilt:
the braking locomotive
grinds to a halt.                                 ©️ Yamaguchi Seishi, (Tr. Michael R. Burch)

tired of onslaught of people            
locomotive lulls on tracks                ©️ Sara McNulty

As I read this haiku by Seishi I immediately thought of that nice haiku by Shiki:

smoke whirls
after the passage of a train.
young foliage.                                        © Shiki

pushes new leaves to clean air
more blooms to start Spring               ©️ Sara McNulty



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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