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?
between scraping sounds
autumn begins (Jane Reichhold)
yet – with each passing season
one finds courage in freedom (me)
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. 😆