Carpe Diem #1610 Tan Renga – changing of the robes provides
a haiku by Shiba Sonome (in blue) to be used to create a tanka.
Shiba Sonome was a friend of Matsuo Bashō.
changing of the robes –
deliberately I go to the neighbor
to hold her child
trying to fill void of loss
comfort found by reaching out
Image source: Wikimedia Commons
portrait of Shiba Sonome, by Kurihara Nobumitsu