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February 2019

Tan Renga Challenge

Carpe Diem #1612 Tan Renga Challenge Month 2019 (16) plumegrass

 

While you decline to cry,
high on the mountainside
a single stalk of plume grass wilts.  © Ō no Yasumaro (circa 711), (Tr. Michael R. Burch)

beaten down by sun and wind
my heart echoes barren hill

 

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the sky is bluer
birds are singing once again
caressed by sunshine                   (C) Kim M. Russell

my love walks the garden
spring in each step

 

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full snow moon
stirs the ladybug
on cold bare branches                © Hamish

easterly wind tugs my hair
a screech owl flies overhead

 

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water reflection–
a flying squirrel across
the wisteria’s mantle      © Takarai Kikaku (Tr. unknown)

sunken leaves rise
stirred by a skipped stone

 

 

An Open Window

Carpe Diem #1607 Tan Renga Challenge Month 2019 (11) an open window

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Ahmed Aqati

the sound of the surf
enters my home through the open window
and a butterfly                                  © Chèvrefeuille (2018)            

lounging in the sunshine
on a settee drinking tea

 

Sunday Morning

Carpe Diem #1604 Tan Renga Challenge Month 2019 (8) Sunday morning

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Sunday morning 
all the waves in white
kneeling on the beach                © Jane Reichhold (1937-2016)

plover fish along the shore
where we hunt for sea shells

 

Phoenix

Carpe Diem #1603 Tan Renga Challenge Month 2019 (7) phoenix

rebirth
tendrils of love spread
through poetry                            © Dolores

yellowed pages crumble
words of passed love see daylight

The Night of Firefly

>Carpe Diem #1602 Tan Renga Challenge Month 2019 (6) the night of firefly

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Credit: Victoria Borodinia

 

I wear loosely
and meet the man
at the night of firefly                            © Katsura Nobuko (1914-2004)

we stroll through cherry blossoms
wind lightly blowing

Weight of a Butterfly

Carpe Diem #1601 Tan Renga Challenge Month 2019 (5) the weight of a butterfly

 

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floating away, despite
the butterfly’s weight on it             © Chiyo-Ni (Tr. Ueda)

spinning through a riffle
sprinkling delicate wings

 

Cold Wintery Wind

Carpe Diem #1600 Tan Renga Challenge Month 2019 (4) cold wintry wind

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Photo by Fernando Garcia

 

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

shivering in the darkness
your arm supporting me

Garden at Sunrise

Carpe Diem #1599 Tan Renga Challenge Month 2019 (3) garden at sunrise

garden at sunrise
shadows erased by first rays
sunflowers turning                         © Ken Gierke (RivrVlogr)

in praise the new day
moon surfing the horizon<

Bright Moon

Carpe Diem #1598 Tan Renga Challenge Month 2019 (2) bright enough

Bright-Moon
Bright Moon

bright enough
to write a poem
the cold moon    © Jane Reichhold 



caressing my pillow
lighting old memories

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