Today’s haiku prompt is actually a tan renga, a form of poetry written by two poets – the first part is a haiku by one poet and the last two lines to complete the poem are by another.
The first three lines of this poem are by Lothar and the last two are my attempt at a completion.
this dark autumn night
the bright stars of milky way
cries of geese above;
below, owlcall through woodland
of leafless, frost-coated trees.
Lothar’s poem didn’t come from nowhere. It was apparently written in response to an earlier haiku prompt. Even something simple like a haiku can develop a history.