(Wikimedia Commons Photo by KENPEI,
A Princess gave birth
the day after her marriage –
so speedily that
women came to her to seek
such pain-free delivery.
My first example of Bussokusekika. All you Japanese poetry experts
out there, have I got it right? I am using the structure 5,7,5,7,7,7.
(Photo by Nilfinian… at Dumbleton Hall.
Muntjac deer, freeze-framed,
hoping that you are unseen;
your ears are alert.
Every sound I make, you hear.
Your rasping bark at mid-night
lets me know you are still there.