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Soliloquy No Renga


Carpe Diem #1530 Universe … Soliloquy No Renga (solo-renga)

circle of life
seasons come and go … always
the Cosmos leads us                           © Chèvrefeuille   

swirling entities
ever expanding  universe

tiny stars share their light
gaseous giant feeding life 
of unbounded wonders

each following a unique
cycle of life and death

brilliant changes
in a continuous pattern
of color and movement

each organism adding
it’s flavor to the mix

our own individualism
brings unique beauty
to natures intricacies

our lives interconnected
in the circle of life


Carpe Diem #1519 Junicho, the twelve stanza renga (Soliloquy No Renga)

 Junicho (june-ee-cho) is a renku with 12 verses.  Winter (one), summer (one), spring (two), autumn (two) – with no set seasonal progression – and non-season (six). Junicho also have a single blossom stanza and a single moon stanza (any season for both). “Love” is represented by a pair or so of stanzas, in any position. A traditional Junicho opens with the season in which its composition takes place,

autumn tears fall
swirling in a colorful dance
pessimism grows

distant woodpeckers thrum
reverberated in my head

summer dreams fade
only thorns remain
against the grey sky

bite of winter
not warmed by the moon

signs of spring
crocus popping from the snow
hope renewed

loves first blush
walk through the park

birdsong fills air
warm breeze tickles
new leaves

crack in the sidewalk
deepens the divide

town clock chimes
filling the silence
between autumn rains

traffic snakes slowly
away from the city

lifetime of memories
our relationship ebbs and flows
age without wisdom

we share smiles and coffee
going our separate ways

The Dust of Stars

Carpe Diem Weekend-Meditation #15 Soliloquy no Renga “the dust of stars”



the dust of stars
shining radiance            © Jane Reichhold

into the cosmos
falling to earth

invisible particles
filling the air we breath
floating through us

every tissue remade
star like, never static

a balance between
living and dying
cells regenerating

our bodies dynamic
ever apart of nature

our own thoughts
mingled with the dust of ages


Carpe Diem weekend-meditation #4 Soliloquy no renga (solo-renga): Celebration

plum blossom in the snow

finally winter has gone
early plum blossoms                       © Chèvrefeuille

gifted with winter’s last breath
pink petals shiver briefly

sun rises
by noon last snow melts –
puddles of slush

moister seeps into ground
stirring seeds from slumber

crocus raise their heads
peeking out from decade leaves
seeking sunlight

trees sport new green leaves
among branches birds build nest

Soliloquy No Renga “the spring wind!”

Carpe Diem Ghost Writer #41, Soliloquy No Renga “the spring wind!”



such a malice
cherry blossoms in full bloom
the Spring wind!                                          © Chèvrefeuille

tickling with cold fingers
sending a few last shivers

such a big tease
whisking skirts up high
that wicked wind!

inverting umbrellas
tousling fresh coiffed hair

such a nuisance
papers blown out of hands
the Spring wind!

showering cherry blossoms
with each stop along way

Sogi’s Butterfly Home

Carpe Diem Special #126 Sogi’s Butterfly Home  (Soliloquy No Renga)


abandoned house
the garden taken over –
butterfly home                                 © Iio Sogi (Tr. Chèvrefeuille)


colorful wings darting
among towering brambles

once manicured lawn
overgrown with weeds
windows broken

Scattered glass glistens
fragmented reflection of sky

Roses cascade gracefully
through the porch roof
cradling a bird nest

tidy swifts nesting in eves
woodpecker holes in siding

among stinging nettles
chrysalis gently sway
beguiling sanctuary


one more fragile home
soon to be abandoned

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