Carpe Diem Tan Renga – June 27, 2014

 

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Today’s haiku master for our renga is Arakida Moritake (1473-1549). Arakida Moritake (荒木田 守武, *1473) was a Japanese poet who excelled in the fields of waka, renga, and in particular haikai. He studied renga with Sōgi. He was a Shintoist, and the son of Negi Morihide and grandson of Fujinami Ujitsune. At the age of 69, he became head priest of the Inner Ise Shrine.

a fallen flower

flew back to its perch
a  butterfly

 

© Moritake

 

This is a wonderful haiku and it reminded me of the haiku written this week for butterflies!

As you know, now it is my turn to try to honor this great haiku with a second stanza of two lines – 7 syllables each line!

a fallen flower
flew back to its perch
a  butterfly

© Moritake

colorful bright pattern
on pink hydrangea

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Written for Carpe Diem Haiku Kai – Tan Renga