pink cherry weeping ~ tan renga

pink cherry weepingpink cherry weeping
orchard scarred by violence
damaged fruits of war

 pear tree in full bloom on a battlefield
collapsed house becomes beautiful again
                         Masaoka Shiki

 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

10 thoughts on “pink cherry weeping ~ tan renga

  1. I love the contrast of the ‘pink cherry weeping’ and the pear tree in full bloom’ and the scarred orchard and the regained beauty of the collapsed house. You’ve captured the essence of 9/11, Ken.

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