Sight and Sound

Written for:  Carpe Diem #1607 Tan Renga Challenge Month 2019 (11) an open window


Butterfly (photo © Chèvrefeuille)

“Welcome at a new episode of our Tan Renga Challenge Month 2019 … this month we are only busy with creating Tan Renga and I can see that you all enjoy it. Today I have a new Hineri episode for you. Hineri means “with a twist” and for today’s Tan Renga Challenge this means that you not only have to write the second stanza, but also a third and fourth stanza … so it is a four verse Renga to create (3 lines; 2 lines; 3 lines and 2 lines).

Back in 2018 I started with a new feature “crossroads” in which I challenged you to create a “fusion-ku” from two given haiku. Somewhere in April 2018 I created a “fusion-ku” and that “fusion-ku” is the haiku to start with.”

Here is that haiku:

the sound of the surf
enters my home through the open window
and a butterfly                                                                © Chèvrefeuille (2018)

flits in and out of curtains
tangled up in yellow

surf shushes
I can see white peaks rising
in my head

noiseless butterfly perches
on windowsill like stained glass                                © Sara McNulty

About purplepeninportland

I am a freelance poet, born and bred in Brooklyn, New York. I live with my husband, John, and two charming rescue dogs–Marion Miller and Murphy. We spent eight lovely years in Portland, OR, but are now back in New York. My goal is to create and share poetry with others who write, or simply enjoy reading poetry. I hope to touch a nerve in you, and feel your sparks as well.
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2 Responses to Sight and Sound

  1. rothpoetry says:

    An interesting combo… I like what you have done in keeping the thought of the first haiku all the way through to the butterfly on your window sill.


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