moonflower’s orbit

A tan renga challenge at Carpe Diem Haiku Kai…original haiku by Basho followed by 2-line renga response by me 🙂


 

slowly spring
is making an appearance
moon and plum
       fresh scent of opening buds
       wafts sweetly on white moonbeams

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image from Pinterest

crane and feathers
in a black robe
clouds of flowers
       hungry crane dips into pond
       scattered petals float away

a traveler’s heart
it also should look like
chinquapin flowers
        chinese chestnut tree in bloom
       curious tendrils reach out

moon past full
the beginning of a little more
darkness
       gibbous seasons slowly change
       beauty ripens over time

moon and flowers
the stupidity pricked by a needle
entering the colder season
       stark white stars piercing black night
       sharpness in the evening chill

first frost
when mums start to feel chilly
I get a cotton waist warmer
       it’s time for scarves and sweaters
      spring buds’ whispered memory

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

where does snow moon go?

Tan renga challenge at Carpe Diem Haiku Kai…with a twist!


 

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photo by lynn

full snow moon
stirs the ladybug
on cold bare branches

© Hamish

she rolls over in her sleep
shiny black spots reflect light

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dreaming of blossoms
snow covers dormant branches
honey bees warm hive

winter moon soon waning
pregnant apple tree will bud

© lynn__

 

spring is in the air…somewhere

Tan renga with Kim at Carpe Diem Haiku Kai, hosted by Kristjaan.


 

the sky is bluer
birds are singing once again
caressed by sunshine

© Kim M. Russell

each day is little longer
lenten season buds with hope!

© lynn__

 

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natural revelation

sunday morning
all the waves in white
kneeling on the beach
© Jane Reichhold

prayer clouds in blue heaven
creation’s meditation
© lynn__

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Tan renga challenge at Carpe Diem Haiku Kai

wind vs. sun

Carpe Diem‘s “tan renga” challenge…add 2 line response to original haiku.

 

the cold wintry wind
is blowing so hard that
the sun sinks into the ocean

© Soseki

today, sun admits defeat
tomorrow, will rise stronger

© lynn__

sundown

image from pinterest

 

beauty’s weight

Carpe Diem Haiku Kai’s “tan renga” challenge…add 2 lines to original haiku.


 

waterweed
floating away, despite
the butterfly’s weight on it

© Chiyo-Ni

beauty flits magnificent
but life’s current moves stronger

© lynn__

 

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photo by lynn

as tea cools

 

for his morning tea
a monk sits down in utter silence-
confronted by chrysanthemums

© Matsuo Basho

a holy moment of awe
contemplating God’s wonder

© lynn__

 

 

tranquility

 

a certain calm
in summer’s passing
flowers

garden’s bodacious beauty
sunflower heads fill with seeds

flat seas
with the butterfly’s flight
a certain calm

orange flutters cover tree
monarchs’ summer migration

the hour silent
before the birds awake
waves on sand

dot-to-dot stars fade away
earth turns her face toward sun’s glow

 

 


Carpe Diem Haiku Kai / haiku © Jane Reichhold / renga © lynn

pregnant pause

Tan renga with Basho weekend meditation at Carpe Diem Haiku Kai

 

begonia flowers
blooming in the colors
of a watermelon

© Basho (Tr. Jane Reichhold)

 

deep red, variegated green
savor late summer’s fullness

© lynn__

 

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image from pixabay

 

fishing for stars

“Tan renga” chained together for Carpe Diem Haiku Kai, where Delores wrote a beautiful haiku reminding me of poem by Eugene Fields and park sculpture.


 

clouds and waves
carry my dreams away
tugging my anchor

© Dolores

drift along in private boat
of winkin’ blinkin’ and nod

© lynn__

 

fragile beauty

Tan renga “chained together” at Carpe Diem Haiku Kai

 

between dusty cars

an orange butterfly flits

the traffic rumbles                   – Kim Russell

 

 

truck hauls grain down gravel road

cloud of dust covers milkweed

      – lynn

 

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photo by lynn

to restore a nation

Tan renga is written by two poets, haiku and response; see Carpe Diem Haiku Kai 


 

haze from cannon fire

confederate and union

bury dead in field           © lynn__

 

pear tree in full bloom on a battlefield

collapsed house becomes beautiful again

© Shiki (quote re-worked by Chèvrefeuille)

 

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image – pixabay

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