On Apr. 4, I was with Nobuyuki Yuasa at Jogyoji Temple in Isehara, Kanagawa at the grave of Kikaku (disciple of Basho). After we had both made short speeches about the recent international haibun contest held by Kikakuza, we observed the making of a Japanese renku (linked verse) to honour the poet on his anniversary. For a spring link I composed (with Japanese assistance from NY) something very akin to your verse here! Great minds … ?
A fine spring day -/ high up in the sky / a missile speeding