Buddha, vision, writing, tan renga, vison,

On Buddha’s Vision

the Buddha himself
did not start enlightened
he walked the path**

wiped clean each hazy smudge marks
strolled with clear visions

buddha, tan renga, clear vision, buddha's vision, clear smudges

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Written for: Chevrefeuille’s Carpe Diem Tan Renga November Challenge – “the Buddha Himself”
Style: Tan Renga, where two writers come together to complete a haiku stanza. Today’s haiku by **Cathy Tenzo from Haiku Plate Special, followed by my two, seven-syllable line finish.

Smiles, laughter and creative inspirations to you – Thank you!

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Woebegone Old Beacon

old beacon
hailing all strangers –
mind the land**

but woebegone its efforts
languish in the grip of time

discarded beacon, tan renga challenge, languish, grip of time,

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Inspiration: Chevrefeuille’s Carpe Diem November Tan Renga Challenge “Old Beacon”

Style: Tan Renga – Two writers collaborate to complete a haiku. The featured haiku by **Wabi from Wabi Sabi Poet, followed by my two, seven-syllable line completion.

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tan renga, doubt, disturbance,

Slight Disturbance Over the Shallow Pond

This is getting tougher…doubt settling in. I hope to complete this thirty-day Carpe Diem November Tan Renga Challenge but, suck in my breath through teeth, maybe this was not a good idea, stop now, no one will notice…day 18, but really, it is day 19 in the challenge. I failed one day. It was early on but I managed to slap doubt in the face and jumped back in.

Today. Another heavy round of fighting.

No, no…I am going on – persevering and not quitting!

Here is **Joanne from 4 Joy and her lovely haiku followed by my two, seven-syllable melodramatic completion:

by the shallow pond
reflection drawing northern fowl
a warm sun shimmers**

disturb fighting geese within
fluctuating emotions

tan renga, capsized goose, doubt, internal fighting,
Just wondering…so how does one get through the roadblock of doubt with ease & little commotion?

tan renga, november, carpe diem

Feed a Hungry World

my little green lawn
dreams about the pampas grass
i dream of the stars**

in the form of rich rice grains
feeding the hungry worldwide

Long grain rice, tan renga, hunger, worldwide, nature,

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Style: Tan Renga, starts as two writers collaborate to finish a **haiku. The goal, to finish a featured haiku written by one writer and completed by the second writer with two, seven-syllable lines. 

Today’s haiku comes from **Jazzbumpa or JzB from Retirement Pastels.  I keep thinking how our human connections make as all related.  I pray for our brothers and sisters affected by Typhoon Haiyan that relief and restoration come quickly. 

Written for : Chevrefeuille’s Carpe Diem November Tan Renga Challenge

Thank you

Tan Renga, sweet caresses, smoldering embrace

Sweet Memories

Okay, so far I am still keeping up with Chevrefeuille’s Carpe Diem November Tan Renga Challenge and just a couple more weeks to go. 

Today’s feature haiku writer is **Managua Gunn aka Pirate from Coffee with yer Buccaneer, also the Ligo Haibun host. Remember the Tan Renga format is to complete the haiku by another writer with a two, seven-syllable cap.  

in hidden places
under the porch floorboards –
cherry blossoms**

sweet memories lingering
your smoldering caresses

cherry blossom ball, smoldering, caresses, tan renga

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tan renga, november, carpe diem

Carpe Diem Tan Renga: ghosts of the ancients

ghosts of the ancients
cast their towering shadows
on the holy ground**

launch ritual obeisance
within the sports arena

American Football,  tan renga challenge, ritual, sports, ghosts of the ancients

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Chevrefeuille’s Carpe Diem November Tan Renga Challenge

Style: Tan Renga –  Collaboration between two writers. Today’s haiku offering from  **Patricia from High Five and Raspberries, followed by my two, seven-syllable line completion.