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Renga series linked to weekend challenge at Carpe Diem Haiku Kai


 

among dune grass
silver bleached logs
and a perfect day

we gather sticks for campfire
share stories of desert lore

desert sunset
cholla cactus sticks
to the light

gaze on painted desert sky
day ends in glorious flames

desert ways
branching all over
cholla cactus

slowly spreads across landscape
thick barrier to hikers

alone and asking
to be touched
teddy bear cholla

appears to be cuddly (not)
waits to stick barbs into you

overcoming rocks
a stream of cacti
slowly spreading

pieces fall to ground and sprout
sink roots down in desert sand

writing
desert poems
pencil cholla

words jump sharply like cactus
hope to make impressive point

 

 

 


Haiku verses © Jane Reichhold
Tanka responses © lynn__

 

call of the crane

Carpe Diem invites us to create a tan renga in response to this haiku which Kikaku wrote for his mentor, Basho, when Basho lay ill and dying…


 

how I wish to call
a white crane from Fukei
…but for this cold rain.

© Kikaku

listen…white crane’s lonesome cry
echos torrential sadness

© lynn__

 

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wood block print by Eiichi Kotozuka

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In the moonlight,
The color and scent of the wisteria
Seems far away.

© Yosa Buson

the little birds cease chirping…
sleep ’til aurora awakes

© lynn__

 

peaceful surf

Tan renga challenge at Carpe Diem Haiku Kai


 

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

 

receive a sabbath blessing
from the ocean Creator

© lynn__

 

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photo by lynn

 

 

summer dreams

A tan renga where two poets play (CDHK challenge).

 

a dandelion
now and then interrupting
the butterfly’s dream

© Chiyo-Ni

 

more than a moth on a weed—
sunshine’s harmonious muse

© lynn__

 

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photo by lynn

 

departure’s aura

 

smoldering fireplace
the sweet perfume of burned herbsimages
loneliness grabs my throat

© Chèvrefeuille

 

my loved one’s scent lingers here
embers of family ties

© lynn__

 

 


Tan Renga challenge at Carpe Diem Haiku Kai

 

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__

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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

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