water smooth as silk

water smooth as silk

water smooth as silk
reflecting silk tree’s flower
sharing its essence
weary from travel
rabbit ear iris welcome
deep like star lit sky

water smooth as silk_a

These two “fusion” haiku are late for the challenge, but they are in response to
Carpe Diem’s Crossroads #3 Rabbit Ear Iris,
inspired by the words in the following two haiku by Matsuo Bashō
(translated by Jane Reichhold)

rabbit-ear iris
how much it looks like
its image in water
a silk tree
even through the leaves weary
of starlight


National/Global Poetry Writing Month ~ Day 19

NaPoWriMo 2018

Image source wikimedia.org, here and here (both are edited)