Time again for another Tan Renga challenge, featuring a modern haiku writer, Mabson O. Southard (1911-2000.) Because Southard wrote his haiku in the classical 5-7-5 syllable structure, our host, Chevrefeuille – Carpe Diem – challenge writers to complete the Tan Renga following the 7-7 traditional structure.
As you can tell, I get so excited with these Tan Renga challenges! First comes the original in 5-7-5 form, then, Carpe Diem host, Chevrefeuille, then me!
Just the cellarpit;
Only the catbird recalls
The swing of the gate -Southard
The squeaking of the gate to the backyard
Breaks through the silence of the spring night -Chèvrefeuille
Lock from gate drops to bare ground
What luck for a bored Great Dane -Me
A few more in the “Swing of the Gate” Tan Renga library:
- Swing of the Gate #haiku #photography #poetry (moondustwriter.com)
- The Swing of the Gate Tan Renga (howanxious.wordpress.com)