yellow sail, tan renga, life, pleasures, escape, haiku

Sea Escape Tan Renga

echoes of the past
resound into the present
a dream of the sea**

to escape with small pleasures
while navigating life’s course

Odilon Redon, yellow sail, final journey, soul, guardians,

Artist: Odilon Redon (1905)

Written for: Chevrefeuille’s Carpe Diem November Tan Renga Challenge “echoes of the past”

Style: Tan Renga, a Japanese poem where two writers complete a haiku. The featured haiku is from **Off the Tippett and followed by my two, seven-syllable line completion.

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24 thoughts on “Sea Escape Tan Renga

    • Sun says:

      thank you, Suzanne! i’m finding this is a great way to learn not only haiku forms but also famous artists and their creative works. the whimsical flavor in Redon’s drawing simply irresistible. 🙂


      • Sun says:

        i’ll have to check it out – Redon’s earlier charcoal drawings. it happens, i guess. i’m really a failure when it comes to artist and their work. thanks for sharing – appreciate it ☺


      • Suzanne says:

        It’s not so much failure as what you have been exposed to. I studied art at university for many years, worked in galleries and read art magazines for relaxation. (I’m kind of obsessed). I expect you have your own fields of expertise that I would nothing about.


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