Carpe Diem #1512 Chiyo-Ni … THE female haiku master (Renga With …)

The hokKu for this renga are by my favorite haiku artist, Chiyo-Ni

IMG_2699.JPGmorning glory!
the well bucket-entangled,
I ask for water

from the pond itself
my hand stirs reflection

a single spider’s thread
ties the duckweed
to the shore

watching in fascination
the eight legged trapeze artist

a dandelion
now and then interrupting
the butterfly’s dream

bits of fluff airborne
twirl with delight

sound of things
dropping from the tree–
autumn wind

tall grasses turning to seed
summer flowers brown with age

parents older than I
are now my children
the same cicadas

keeping the passage of time
the river ebbs and flows

to listen,
fine not to listen, fine too…

songs of the seasons
songs of sadness and joy