chinese empress

This tanka began as a “fusion” haiku inspired by Carpe Diem Haiku Kai



in mountain meadow




one paulownia blossom

flutters through sunlight

 like an angel, brings message

of creator’s intentions







Note: The paulownia tree, native to China, is also called “empress tree”.


Combination of these two haiku:

a distant mountain
seen in the sunlight:
a desolate field

a leaf of a paulownia tree
has fallen
in the sunlight

© Takahama Kyoshi (Tr. Katsuya Hiromoto)



5 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. walterthekenyanpoet
    Jul 13, 2018 @ 04:42:29

    I saw the colour and my mind flew to China


  2. Camie
    Jul 06, 2018 @ 16:32:15



  3. memadtwo
    Jul 03, 2018 @ 19:26:49

    It does look like it’s flying…(K)


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