showers in the night

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showers in the night
lone cloud courting night crescent
each drop holds a moon

The challenge in Carpe Diem Crossroads #2 the summer moon is to write
a new haiku inspired by the words in two classic haiku (“fusing” them).

a thousand gallons
shower from the eaves…
cherry blossoms
                    Kobayashi Issa

it touches the line
of my fishing pole –
this summer moon
                    Fukuda Chiyo-Ni

I have taken it one step further by revising each of the original haiku,
an exercise that Kristjaan sometimes offers at Carpe Diem.

April showers
drumming on cottage roof
blossoms open

~~~~~

silent water
my pole bent by hungry fish
ripples in the moon

Image: composite of two sources at wikimedia.org, here (Issa) and here (Chiyo-Ni)

21 thoughts on “showers in the night

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