This poem is for the Carpe Diem #1553 challenge

You create a “fusion” haiku from the two original haiku:

Waving the pampass grass,
At the Shinkjuku station,
I said goodbye.

Yamaguchi Seison

The migratory birds
Make the wind blowing down to Osaka
From mountains frequently.

Kawahigashi Hekigoto


The pampass grass waves
“goodbye,” to migrating birds
riding the winds south.

The second part of the challenge was to create a Troiku (each line from your Fusion Haiku becomes the 1st line of a series of 3 haiku.  Although the 2nd haiku doesn’t adhere to the 5-7-5 syllable count) from your Fusion Haiku.

The pampass grass waves
Undulating in the wind.
Whispering sweetly.

“Goodbye,” to migrating birds.
Who pivot on air currents
And roll with the waves.

Riding the winds south.
To take up residence in
warmer winter homes.
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Narrative: I found this to be a fun challenge.  I love to try new poetry forms.  I am not sure if I did it exactly right, but I definitely wanted to try it out.