A new year begins
With the blooming
Of a single frosty rose
swallow’s song greets the new dawn
memory of snow soon fades
This is my response to Carpe Diem Tan Renga Challenge Month May 29th, write two lines to follow a given hokku, essentially creating a tanka. The original haiku is by Japanese poet Mizuhara Shuoshi (1892-1981).
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