White Crane Tan Renga

writing in north norfolk

how I wish to call
a white crane from Fukei,
but for this cold rain                     

Kikaku

desolate drips from the roof
instead of soothing wingbeats

Kim M. Russell, 13th November 2019

Image result for japanese paintings single white craneWhite Crane by Koson (Naga Oban) ca.1910 – image found on Pinterest

My response to Carpe Diem Tan Renga Wednesday (5) White Crane

In today’s new episode of ‘Carpe Diem’s Tan Renga Wednesday’, we have a haiku by Kikaku, a contemporary and disciple of Matsuo Basho, which he wrote to comfort Basho in the last days of his life.

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