tan renga, november, carpe diem

Unbearable

Thank you to all who supported and cheered me through this Tan Renga challenge.  The wonderful part about this challenge, of course, was the opportunity to collaborate with thirty featured haiku writers and completing their haiku with two, seven-syllable lines.

It sounds easy enough – just write two lines, how hard can that be…but really, I think sometimes, if the goal is to create a similar tone to a haiku, it is far easier if you can elaborate away with many descriptive lines rather than just two little lines!

Today’s featured haiku by **Moondustwriter followed by my two, seven-syllable line finish. My mind lingered over so many countries tragically torn by wars or corrupt government ruling parties.

i hear you speak
waves tumble half a world away
conch’s song**

echoes haunting corruptions
unbearable tragedy

walking away, corruption, tan renga, echoes, haunting,

photo source: flickr

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Inspiration from Chevrefeuille’s Carpe Diem November Tan Renga Challenge “I Hear You Speak”

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Dancing in Rhythm

Somehow, I inadvertently missed one Tan Renga challenge. I was going to scrap it but thought ** Kaykuala of Rainbow‘s haiku such a good one; I need to complete it with a two, seven-line completion. 

Here we go, the Tan Renga…

rustling leaves dancing
light breeze brushing rosy cheeks
young hearts aflutter**

in rhythm with pounding drums
Tahitian dance performance

dancer, tan renga, leaves rustling, performance, entertainment, november

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Inspiration from Chevrefeuille’s Carpe Diem November Tan Renga Challenge “rustling leaves dancing.”

Style: Tan Renga, where two writers collaborate to complete a haiku with a two, seven-syllable line finish.

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Heartbeat Rising

with light in your eyes
you embrace me in your arms
our hearts beat as one**

rising to feverish sounds
of fireworks exploding

world showcase lagoon, tan renga, heartbeat, disney world, Katie Rommel-Esham,

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Written for Chevrefeuille’s Carpe Diem November Tan Renga Challenge – “With light in your eyes”

Style: Tan Renga, a Japanese poetry form where two people collaborate to complete a haiku. Featured haiku today by **Imaginator from The Imaginator Blog followed by my two, seven-syllable line completion.

toast to abundance, life, tan renga,

A Toast to Abundance

oh, sweet October…
spare thy frost on yonder grapes
our sweet summer wine**

shared at the Thanksgiving meal
toasting to life’s abundance

toast to life, thanksgiving day, abundance, celebration, october

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Inspired by Chevrefeuille’s Carpe Diem November Tan Renga Challenge and Thanksgiving Day celebrations.

Style: Tan Renga, a Japanese poetry form where two writers collaborate to complete a haiku. The featured haiku from Opie Houston from Facebook:  Opie’s Poetry Friends

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Curious Greeter

October forest
with amethyst enchantment
frost greeting sunlight**

provokes curiosity
in search of a free handout

curiosity, tan renga, provoked, free handout, enchantment, october forest

photo source: Wikimedia common

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Inspiration: Chevrefeuille’s Carpe Diem November Tan Renga Challenge

Style: Tan Renga, a Japanese poetry form where two writers collaborate to complete a haiku. Today’s featured haiku by **Genesmusings followed by my two, seven-syllable line completion.

Smiles, laughter and abundant blessings to you – thanks!

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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