“leafless tree”

Written for:  Carpe Diem’s Leafless Tree #3 Morikawa Kyoroku, one of Basho’s disciples
This time I have chosen for one of Basho’s ten most important disciples, Morikawa Kyoroku (1656-1715).

Here are a few haiku written by Kyoroku:

ah! morning glories
are at their best while I chant
my morning prayers

it is dawn
the castle surrounded
by quacking wild ducks

© Morikawa Kyoroku (Tr. Chèvrefeuille)

Deep in the water,
softly moving his fins,
a carp, dreaming

© Morikawa Kyoroku (Tr. unknown)

“The goal of “Carpe Diem’s Leafless Tree” – feature is to create your own haiku or tanka inspired on the haiku given by me. Try to touch the same tone and sense as in the haiku.”

Here is mine:

veiled moon
in her faint light we sail the lake
the call of plovers

© Chèvrefeuille (our host)

Here is my attempt:

foghorn sounds
weather warning to ships
stay alert



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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