Kristjaan has been researching  “Wandering Spirit”, about the life of Yozakura, the unknown haiku poet. Recently he started writing the new episode in which he describes Yozakura’s first year as an apprentice of Basho. In that episode Basho and Yozakura start to create a chained verse, a renga. Yozakura has the honor to write the starting verse, or hokku. Basho writes the second verse. Our task is to help Yozakura complete the third verse. So here’s my take:

at dawn

birds sing their songs

dewdrops shimmer

cherry blossoms bloom again

shelter for young sparrows

hues ebb and flow

under a lunar steady gaze

as night sounds awaken

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