winter trees

Written for:  Carpe Diem #1789 – The Winter Trees (Crossroads)

The task is to create a “fusion-ku” from the two given haiku and create a Troiku with it, so this episode is a “Crossroads” episode. Here are the two haiku to work with:

cutting into with the ax,
I was surprised at the scent.
the winter trees.

unfolding at the
hand of the glass polisher:
a camellia!

© Yosa Buson

Two wonderful haiku by one of the “big five” haiku poets.


camelia unfolding
amidst the surprising scent
of winter trees


camelia unfolding
like a Japanese fan
flowing pink

amidst the surprising scent
of pine perfume
a climbing squirrel

of winter trees
there is a beauty between
sparse limbs

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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2 Responses to winter trees

  1. rivrvlogr says:

    Your fusion-ku is evocative, and your third haiku makes it easy to imagine the squirrel in the second.


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