fanning the paddies with hope ~ tan renga

fanning the paddies with hopelocusts fly low
over rice paddies
in the dim sunlight
                    Masaoka Shiki

 fanning the paddies with hope
saving rice for our next meal

Carpe Diem’s Tan Renga Challenge September 2018
Chained Together III (10) locusts fly low
(Add to the provided hokku by Masaoka Shiki
to create a tanka)

Image source: Museum of Fine Arts Boston
Locust and Red Dragonfly, by Kitagawa Utamaro