Written for:  Carpe Diem Weekend Meditation #116 Renga With … waiting for the full moon

“This weekend I love to challenge you to create a renga with the so called “big five” (Basho, Issa, Buson, Chiyo-Ni and Shiki). And, how immodest, one of my own haiku.

Here are the six haiku to work with:”

the autumn wind:
thickets and fields also,
Fuha Barrier                                          © Basho

leaves fall, fields become barren
break barrier for Winter                      © Sara McNulty

a dandelion
now and then interrupting
the butterfly’s dream                           © Chiyo-Ni

wispy puffs alight tickling
butterfly out of reverie                        © Sara McNulty

the thunderstorm having cleared up
the evening sun shines on a tree
where a cicada is chirping                       © Shiki

in the sky  a rainbow forms
sweet promise of a new day                    © Sara McNulty

simply trust:
do not also the petals flutter down,
just like that?                                               © Issa

bereft of tree’s petals
the ground catches a new look                © Sara McNulty


in nooks and corners
cold remains:
flowers of the plum                                    © Buson

heartiness helps the flowers
bloom anew in next season                      © Sara McNulty

ancient warriors ghosts
mists over the foreign highlands –
waiting for the full moon                         © Chèvrefeuille

under moon’s light the warriors
come out of mist to re-charge                  © Sara McNulty


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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