Written for: Carpe Diem #1669 Tan Renga Challenge Month May 2019 (16) white crane
“Today I have a beautiful haiku by a classical master, Kikaku, an apprentice and very close friend of Basho. They loved each other dearly.
Here is the haiku to work with, it’s a haiku Kikaku wrote to comfort Basho because he was very ill, a few days later Basho died.”
How I wish to call
A white crane from Fukei,
But for this cold rain. © Kikaku
that seeps into those old bones
there is sadness in my heart © Sara McNulty