in memory of
the spring now passing
the long clusters of wisteria
that move like waves
© Masaoka Shiki
In cold, grey embers
my fingertips, eager seek
of golden springs long past
nature fragrant songs it sings
The prompt for today at Chevrefeuille’s Carpe Diem is the poet Shiki a man who understood suffering and pain.
Tanka traditionallyis 5 lines written in 5-7-5-7-7 syllables
16 thoughts on “Memory of Spring #haiku #photography #poem”
Love the haiku’s imagery and emotion.
Thanks so much for your kind visit Tyrean 🙂
What can I say you are a terrific poet, Leslie.
You are a kind friend Ranu!
aww thanks I was just in the garden playing with words
memories of spring are full of colours and freshness…. loved your version!!
spring is the eternal season 🙂
Like the speaker in the poem, I too find myself grasping for memories…
Peering Under the Bean Leaves
there’s always one or two to grasp hold of 🙂
Thanks as always for your visit 🙂
I like the image of “fragrant songs.”
Cradling Next Summer
The birds and flowers sure know how to sing them 🙂
There is a song in the spent embers of our memories… lovely.
Yes, the bones throughout was a conscious effort, thanks. ~Jules
A wonderful response on this haiku Leslie