pink cherry weeping
orchard scarred by violence
damaged fruits of war
pear tree in full bloom on a battlefield
collapsed house becomes beautiful again
There’s a twist in Carpe Diem’s Tan Renga Challenge September 2018 Chained Together III (8) pear tree in bloom, in that a haiku by Masaoka Shiki 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 Arts Boston
Bird and Weeping Cherry, by Utagawa Hiroshige