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Arranging the Plum Flowers

#Haiku Happenings #2: Kim Russell’s latest haiku for Carpe Diem!

writing in north norfolk

under moonless sky
arranging the plum flowers
by waning lamplight

Kim M. Russell, 7th November 2019

Image result for Japanese painting and artwork plum flower ikebanaSuzuki Harunobu (1725?–1770) – A woman practicing ikebana using branches of pine and plum – image found on Pinterest

My response to Carpe Diem #1776 arranging the plum-flowers (Taigi)

Today we have ‘reprise’ of an episode of ‘Revise That Haiku’, a special feature which challenges us to revise a given haiku by one of the classical haiku poets. This episode’s poet is Taigi (1709-1771 ?), a contemporary and friend of Buson and the haiku includes the Japanese Romaji:

umi ikete tsuki to mo wabin tomoshikage

arranging the plum-flowers,
I would enjoy them in the light of the lamp,
as if in the moonlight

Taigi

In the explanation, it is said that this haiku illustrates how a haiku is not only ‘a form of expression but a mode of living more immediately, more closely…

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