on a clover path
in the gentle hum of bees
village sounds are near (my hokku)
the temple bell stops but I still hear
the sound coming out of the flowers
(final two lines from Basho—see below)
For this Carpe Diem Tan Renga challenge Chevrefeuille offers a twist. Instead of asking for a response to a featured haiku, he has provided the final two lines for which we are to write a haiku (hokku) to precede it. Basho’s words are taken from his haibun ‘Narrow Road into the Deep North’.