dreams of love

pour from her hood

like spring blossoms

falling in rain, yet the moon

flashes on her fishing line

©️2018 Ontheland


My tanka is a second Crossroads piece that finds a place of meeting between two translations of Japanese haiku….another interesting challenge open to everyone at Carpe Diem Haiku Kai. These are the two haiku that inspired my poem:

a thousand gallons

shower from the eaves…

cherry blossoms

© Kobayashi Issa, 1763-1828


it touches the line

of my fishing pole –

this summer moon 

© Chiyo-Ni, 1703-1775


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