Carpe Diem #1612 Tan Renga Challenge Month 2019 (16) plumegrass

 

While you decline to cry,
high on the mountainside
a single stalk of plume grass wilts.  © Ō no Yasumaro (circa 711), (Tr. Michael R. Burch)

beaten down by sun and wind
my heart echoes barren hill

 

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the sky is bluer
birds are singing once again
caressed by sunshine                   (C) Kim M. Russell

my love walks the garden
spring in each step

 

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full snow moon
stirs the ladybug
on cold bare branches                © Hamish

easterly wind tugs my hair
a screech owl flies overhead

 

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water reflection–
a flying squirrel across
the wisteria’s mantle      © Takarai Kikaku (Tr. unknown)

sunken leaves rise
stirred by a skipped stone