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 buoy
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

the last apple

 

Haiku in original French:

Une pomme, seul
dans le verger abandonné

rougissent pour l’hiver

Ⓒ Patrick Blanche

Here is the translation by Michael R. Burch:

One apple, alone
in the abandoned orchard
reddens for winter

Ⓒ Patrick Blanche (Tr. Michael R. Burch)

Add two lines to complete tan renga:

 

autumn rains gently rustle
crow and squirrel wait…patient

Ⓒ lynn__

 

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free image – pixabay

wet garden at sunrise

 

a swinging gate

on both sides the flowers

open – close                                   (C) Jane Reichhold

 

welcome morning glory vine

garden spider’s dewy web          (C) lynn__

 


A “tan renga” is haiku written by one poet and 2-line response by another poet.

southern comfort catnap

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between boards

shadows on a sunny porch

a slender coolness 

© Jane Reichhold

recline in double hammock

savor iced-tea afternoon

© lynn__

 


Tan renga challenge at Carpe Diem Haiku Kai.  Image from lushome.com

purple dreams

Kortney at Tweetspeak Poetry hosts Monday prompts, tanka this week.


 

I come weary,
In search of an inn—
Ah! these wisteria flowers!

–by Matsuo Basho, translated by William George Aston

 

purple moon blooms in doorway
scent welcomes dream traveler

– by lynn

image: groupon.co.uk

 

moonshine

“Tan renga” form: one poet writes haiku, second poet responds with two new lines…you can read more at Carpe Diem Haiku Kai

 

melting into the sea
the full moon
leaves a candle bright

© Jane Reichhold (1937-2016)

boat bobs gently on water
fisherman waiting nibble

© lynn__

 

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image from pixabay

nature’s adoration

Tan renga is a haiku poem by one poet answered with 2 lines by another…see CDHK

 

in the light of dawn
sunflowers reach to the blue sky
praising their Creator

© Chèvrefeuille

upturned faces in worship
joyfully follow the light

lynn__

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image from pixabay

lion’s tooth in sun’s face

A tan renga written for challenge at Carpe Diem Haiku Kai


 

dandelion dandelion
on the sandy beach
spring opens its eyes                           © Ogiwara Seisensui
 

warm salty sea breezes blow
…dandelion sneezes seeds                     lynn__

 

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photo by lynn

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