“wisteria”

Written for:  Carpe Diem #1660 Tan Renga Challenge May 2019 (7) Wisteria
“Today I have chosen to challenge you with a haiku by Yosa Buson (1716-1784), one of the “Big Five” haiku poets.”

bird-and-wisteria-hiroshige-woodblock-print

Bird and Wisteria (Utagawa Hiroshige (1797 – 1858).

Here is the haiku by Buson to work with:

In the moonlight,
The color and scent of the wisteria
Seems far away.

© Yosa Buson

In the moonlight,
The color and scent of the wisteria
Seems far away.                                         © Buson

the sound of the thundering waves
makes the silence stronger                     © Chèvrefeuille (our host)

Here is my attempt:

In the moonlight,
The color and scent of the wisteria
Seems far away.                                         © Buson

gentle wisteria breeze
drifts past, fading with evening              © Sara McNulty

http://chevrefeuillescarpediem.blogspot.com/

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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