drought in breeze from across plains ~ tan renga


Carpe Diem #1612 Tan Renga – plumegrass asks us
to use a haiku (c. 711) by Ō no Yasumaro
(in blueto create a tanka.

While you decline to cry,
high on the mountainside
a single stalk of plumegrass wilts.

                    Ō no Yasumaro
(tr. Michael R. Burch)

drought in breeze from across plains
snow melting on mountaintop

Image source: chip.de

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