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


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.


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