Heeding Haiku : Winter’s Rose

winter’s new year’s rose
Mizuhara’s iced beauty
I’ve got cactus — trade?

senryu by M. Nakazato LaFreniere

 

一輪の
霜の薔薇より
年明くる
A new year begins
With the blooming
Of a single frosty rose

Mizuhara Shuoshi (1892-1981)

Heeding Haiku has a weekly challenge using a classical haiku masters’ poem as inspiration for either haiku or haibun.  This week Chèvrefeuille gives you a choice of either haiku or haibun inspired by Shuoshi’s winter’s rose haiku.

Vivian at Smell the Coffee has a great post on various poetry prompts sites.  It’s a good resource is you’re looking for something to write to.

References:

Heeding Haiku With Chèvrefeuille, October 11th 2017, Mindlovemisery’s Menagerie

Haiku Translations, Part One, Dr. Michael Haldane’s Translations

Two original photos used in haiku/senryu pic:

Cactus photo by M. Nakazato LaFreniere

Snowy Rose photo: “Mit Reif vom Nebel belegte Rose.” Photographer: Armin Kübelbeck, CC-BY-SA, Wikimedia Commons

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