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

                                          Bashō

National/Global Poetry Writing Month ~ Day 19

NaPoWriMo 2018

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