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. 😆

Just Living–The List Goes On and On. . .

hans christian anderson, quote, life, sunshine,freedom,flower,nature

If just living is not enough, what else does one need besides sunshine, freedom and flowers?

I would like to add…

Oxygen

Water

Food

Friends

Love

Shelter

Faith

Kindness

*CAFE adds . . .

self-awareness

compassion

family

*Arindam adds . . .

Family

money

success

good wishes

*Elizabeth adds . . .

a compassionate smile

*iRuniBreathe adds . . .

love

the present moment

forgiveness

*Angelswhisper adds . . .

believe

good thoughts

trust

dreams

a blanket when you’re cold

*MJmonaghan adds . . .

the ocean

service to others

giving

television (hehe)

*I’m Excited adds . . .

love

home

family

faith

*Pencil Pilot adds . . .

courage

acceptance

dogs!

What would you like to see added to this list?