Tag: Tan Renga

#Tan Renga: Chestnut

autumn moonlight a worm digs silently into the chestnut © Basho (Tr. Jane Reichhold) boring a path to soft heart ravaged kernel shakes in wind ©2019 Linda Lee Lyberg Carpe Diem: #1659 Tan Renga Chestnut

Buddha Clouds

changing forms all around the Buddha clouds in a blue sky © Jane Reichhold Buddha being Buddha, calmemblem of peace for the world Carpe Diem Tan Renga

Morning’s Glory

ah! morning glories are at their best while I chant my morning prayers © Kyoroku greeting the first golden lighttendrils creeping over fence orange throated trumpetstempting flitting hummingbirdssweet scent of nectar Wilting purple petals fadein the midst of hot sun’s rays Carpe Diem Tan… Continue Reading “Morning’s Glory”

Grieving Trees

who is it that grieves, the wind blowing through his beard, for late autumn? (C) Matsuo Basho (Tr. R.H.Blyth) live oaks weep with spanish mossyearning for the cooling breeze Carpe Diem Tan Renga

Plume Grass

While you decline to cry, high on the mountainside a single stalk of plumegrass wilts. © Ō no Yasumaro (circa 711), (Tr. Michael R. Burch) drying in the golden sunbreeze spreading delicate wisps Carpe Diem Tan Renga

Full Snow Moon

full snow moon stirs the ladybug on cold bare branches © Hamish scarlet splash on black fingerslonging for the warmth of spring a new day brings joybudding branches floweringfresh season beckons ladybugs feast on aphidsprotecting new growth Author’s Note: From the Carpe Diem challenge,… Continue Reading “Full Snow Moon”

Purple Rain

water reflection– a flying squirrel across the wisteria’s mantle © Takarai Kikaku (Tr. unknown)velvet petals kiss the ponda downpour of purple rain Carpe Diem Tan Renga Challenge

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