Written for:  Carpe Diem #1682 Troiku month (11) The Wind Of Fuji

“For this first regular episode of this new week I have chosen a haiku by my master, Matsuo Basho (1644-1694) and maybe you know it, because I think we have had this haiku earlier here at CDHK.”

Mt. Fuji

Here is the haiku to work with:

the wind of Fuji
I’ve brought on my fan
a gift from Edo

© Basho

Here is my attempt:

the wind of Fuji
swirls snow in spiral clouds
strong at mountain’s peak

I’ve brought on my fan
pleated creases of wind
a heavy load

a gift from Edo
Home of snow-topped Mt. Fuji
caught in folds of fan

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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