the last apple


Haiku in original French:

Une pomme, seul
dans le verger abandonné

rougissent pour l’hiver

Ⓒ Patrick Blanche

Here is the translation by Michael R. Burch:

One apple, alone
in the abandoned orchard
reddens for winter

Ⓒ Patrick Blanche (Tr. Michael R. Burch)

Add two lines to complete tan renga:


autumn rains gently rustle
crow and squirrel wait…patient

Ⓒ lynn__



free image – pixabay

6 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Chèvrefeuille
    Sep 11, 2018 @ 12:05:29

    Nice continuation


  2. Gillena Cox
    Sep 10, 2018 @ 10:55:44

    Nice response to the prompt, Nice transgression for the aloneness to a busyness

    much love…


  3. kim881
    Sep 10, 2018 @ 01:09:27

    There has been a grey squirrel in our garden , hopping among the fallen apples, and driving our cats wild! The crows aren’t happy with the cats either! I love your continuation, Lynn. 🙂


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