near perfect silence
punctuated with beauty
sound of nearby chimes
the temple bell stops but I still hear
the sound coming out of the flowers
There’s a twist in Carpe Diem’s Tan Renga Challenge September 2018 Chained Together III (5) The Temple Bell Stops, in that a haiku by Bashō has been converted by Kristjaan into two lines to form the response, and we are asked to create the hokku to precede it. My hokku (haiku) appears in blue.
Image source: Museum of Fine Art Boston
Temple, by Nishiyama Hôen