renga with basho

Carpe Diem Haiku Kai’s ”Renga Challenge” create a renga with haiku by Basho.


rainy season

sea glow lights held up

by the night watchman

pale koi bubble to surface

paddle junk into harbor


the blue sea

in waves smelling of saké

tonight’s full moon

sitting with friend on the beach

quietly sip from warm cup


on a bare branch

a crow settled down

autumn evening

vermillion koyo fallen

colors faded with sunset



Haiku © Basho (Tr. Jane Reichhold)           Renga response © lynn__

8 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Chèvrefeuille
    Jul 06, 2018 @ 15:01:48

    Excellent renga …


  2. Camie
    Jul 01, 2018 @ 21:59:20

    I love this!


  3. janicead
    Jul 01, 2018 @ 12:51:03

    Nicely done! The rengas can be a difficult challenge.


  4. Janice
    Jul 01, 2018 @ 00:39:46

    A nice Renga Lynn. I like how you brought together scenes on or by the water.


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