Friday, July 18, 2014

Carpe Diem Tan Renga Challenge Basho's "the old lady cherry''

ubazakura   saku ya rogo no   omoiide

the old-lady cherry
in bloom: a remembrance
of her old age

© Matsuo Basho (Tr. David Landis Barnhill)

Spring will bring back youth to her
So happy in that pink dress

Listening to granny’s tale
As pink petals fill the air


  1. Such a sweet, lovely feel to this! Makes me think of Mother's Day, when my very elderly grandmother had her makeup done and was wearing a brand new dress - she was beaming. :)

  2. Strong response in that second stanza Lothar .... really you have made this Tan Renga complete in your own style .... thanks for sharing