bamboo longs for heights


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bamboo longs for heights
to bend the wind to its will
looking to the clouds
one note of the shakuhachi
resounds endlessly
piercing the winter clouds
                    Sōen Nakagawa

mountaintop vista
snow falling through a rainbow
fades with setting sun

snow on mountain peak
unfurls a Rainbow
                    Sōen Nakagawa

My haiku are inspired by the two haiku by Sōen Nakagawa, provided in the prompt at Carpe Diem Weekend Meditation #30 Revise That Haiku.
I have taken it one step further by writing a fusion haiku
inspired by the two prompt haiku:

rainbow of music
shaukuhachi’s plaintive tune
mountain peak shines

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9 thoughts on “bamboo longs for heights

  1. Brilliant. Sadly, though I own (and occasionally attempt) a few shaukuhachi, I could never really master any transverse flute; so I stick to my sax, my hand percussions, and my (favorite) native flutes. I love the shaukuhachi’s sound though.

    I’ve enjoyed your April; have added you to my “Follow” list.

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