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new season

Written for:  Carpe Diem Weekend-Meditation #7 Tan Renga Challenge “the last colorful leaves” This weekend I love to challenge you with Tan Renga, that nice tanka-like poem created by two poets. The goal is to write the second stanza towards a … Continue reading

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“into the sea”

Written for:  Carpe Diem #1273 – Into The Sea – tan renga from Jane’s beginning: melting into the sea the full moon leaves a candle bright                        © Jane Reichhold (1937-2016) across … Continue reading

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A Squared Tan Renga

Written for:  Carpe Diem’s Tan Renga Challenge weekend-meditation #1 raindrops “Tan Renga is a short renga created by two poets. The first stanza, 3 lines (hokku) and the second stanza, 2 lines (Ageku). The 2nd stanza you have to create … Continue reading

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Spring Songs

Written for:  Carpe Diem Tan Renga Challenge Month 2017 #14 Springtime (Kikaku) Here is our new “hokku” to work with and create a Tan Renga. This “hokku” is by one of Basho’s students, Kikaku. Springtime in Edo, Not a day … Continue reading

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“bamboo”

Written for:  Carpe Diem Tan Renga Challenge Month 2017 #13 bamboo (Jane Reichhold) bamboo waving candlelight into the night wind                                         … Continue reading

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“dandelion, dandelion”

Written for:  Carpe Diem Tan Renga Challenge Month 2017 #12 dandelion, dandelion (Ogiwara Seisensui) dandelion dandelion on the sandy beach spring opens its eyes                         © Ogiwara Seisensui youngsters … Continue reading

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‘the flower of a pumpkin’

Written for:  Carpe Diem Tan Renga Challenge Month 2017 #8 The flower of a pumpkin (Tomiyashu Fusei) The flower of a pumpkin as well as Mt. Ishizuchi is great in scale                     … Continue reading

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Starting With Jane

Written for:  Carpe Diem Universal Jane #16 Morning Breeze As you all know this month is Carpe Diem Tan Renga Challenge Month 2017, so I decided to ask you to create Tan Renga starting with one of the haiku by … Continue reading

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“paulownia”

Written for:  Carpe Diem Tan Renga Challenge 2017 #4 from the Paulownia Nozawa Boncho was a Japanese poet born c.1640 in Kanazawa. He spent most of his life in Kyoto working as a doctor. Boncho was one of Matsuo Bashō’s … Continue reading

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“pink sakura blush”

Written for:  Carpe Diem Tan Renga Challenge Month (Second Edition), May 2017 #3- pink sakura blush  (posted by Kim) pink sakura blush spring’s kimono falls to earth silk snatched by a breeze             © Kim Russell … Continue reading

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