oh, sweet october…
spare thy frost on yonder grapes
our sweet summer wine
as fall blooms, we do entreat –
serenade us with your song
(c) Opie Houston/Gene Dupler
Another Tan Renga Challenge from Carpe Diem. The wonderful first stanza was written and copyright by Opie Houston. Opie’s haiku stands alone, wonderfully.
I did my best to marry my words to Opie’s whose poem does a wonderful job at personifying October, making me long for summer, and teasing my tastebuds with the promise of wine.
My stanza is the second (in green, above.) I couldn’t resist a little song with the wine I was so anticipating.