call of the crane

Carpe Diem invites us to create a tan renga in response to this haiku which Kikaku wrote for his mentor, Basho, when Basho lay ill and dying…


 

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

© Kikaku

listen…white crane’s lonesome cry
echos torrential sadness

© lynn__

 

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wood block print by Eiichi Kotozuka