A Carpe Diem Tan Renga Affair: “cricket silence”

Some trivial information I know you are dying to hear.

First, grasshoppers and locust differ from crickets by the length of their antennae. Crickets have long ones; the other two grow shorter ones.

Second, crickets keep us up at night – chirp, chirping; sleep in the day, while the grasshoppers and locust, by day, help themselves to all the plants in our garden.

With such fun facts, why not a bit of Tan Renga for entertainment. Remember, first comes the original poet, followed by two lines by the next writer – ideally in the 7-7 syllable pattern.

Let’s go make this Tan Renga complete…shall we?

crickets silence
between scraping sounds
autumn begins (Jane Reichhold)

yet – with each passing season
one finds courage in freedom (me)

English: A pet cricket and cricket hous made o...

“Quick, before anyone spots me…escape…freedom…yipee!!”
Photo credit: Wikipedia

Where do you find courage to live a passionate, happy life?

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If you care to add your creative, two (7-7) lines with Jane Reichhold’s haiku thread, have a visit over at Carpe Diem’s Tan Renga Challenge. You have to August 29th, 11:59 AM (CET)

The crickets will be waiting with open arms. 😆

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20 thoughts on “A Carpe Diem Tan Renga Affair: “cricket silence”

    • Sunshine says:

      Aww, you are the sweetest, Kozo…thanks for the kindness you share so generously. oh! your sons, i bet, would love to have a jar full of pet crickets 😆

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  1. angelswhisper2011 says:

    Good completion of the Tan Renga, Sunshine 🙂 Grasshoppers and crickets are my favorite, but unfortunately we don’t have them around, only sometimes a cricket. Granny loves the chirpy cheep cheep sound, it’s like counting sheep. Happy Pawkisses for the weekend 🙂

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    • Sunshine says:

      What? No big ugly locust over where you live? Little Binky, you must try a locust dinner plate. Rooster and the kitty kats highly recommend the dish. personally i say, EWWW! but i think you would love the crunch, crunch sound when you start chewing…ewwwwwwwwwww! let me find some for you…

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  2. Angelia Sims says:

    Locust creep me out. We have these giant wasp that feed on them. That is pretty wild! I hear crickets are good luck, so I let them go their way. And there is nothing like crispy grass in the hot, hot summer with grasshoppers jumping away at every step.
    Wonderful Tan Renga. 🙂

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    • Sunshine says:

      Angelia, I hope you get a chance to snap a few shots on the giant wasp feeding on locust. Wow! We have so many locust here and the way they jump out at you when you least expect it – eek!
      Thanks for jumping in and sharing. ♥

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  3. Björn Rudberg (brudberg) says:

    A nice completion.. that makes it interesting… the word freedom.. is an interesting one… I wrote a sonnet last week on freedom ,,, it can be so contradicting I think.. and even so it work so well in your haiku…

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    • Sunshine says:

      thank you, Bjorn and the contradiction on the word freedom are well pointed out in your sonnet. as painful sacrifices are sometimes, i think you offered the right solution. i appreciate (very much) your reflections.

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      • Sunshine says:

        i also cherish freedom and hope never to take it for granted – ever. when we have too much freedom it is very easy to be complacent and thoughtless about it. in any case, may your week flow with abundant inspiration 🙂

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    • Sunshine says:

      The courage you gain from your examples are then shared with others. Thank you for your love and generosity with every post you share with us, Island T. I did have a wonderful weekend – thanks. 🙂

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  4. Sonel says:

    Strangely enough I haven’t seen many locusts out here. We have lots of frogs in the garden and used to have black crickets that dug holes in the grass but I left them there because the Hadedas enjoy them very much. Great tribute and post Sunshine. 😀 *hugs*

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