Monday, May 30, 2016

bay spring flowers

Carpe Diem Tan Renga Challenge Month May 31st: a haiku by Basho

The last of the May Tan Renga Challenge month.  A haiku is used as an inspiration for a two stanza response.  When a haiku is used in this way is is named a hokku.

do not doubt it,
the bay has its spring too,
the flowers of the tide                   © Basho (1644-1694)
flow from the warm river mouth
stripers have a shad picnic              petra domina

Thanks to Chèvrefeuille for daily prompts on