Ancient Road

Ancient Road

Carpe Diem Tan Renga Challenge Month 2017 #15 ancient road (Adjei Agyei Baah)

Japanese_Poems_from_Ancient_and_Modern_Times.jpg
By Hon’ami Kōetsu, 1558 – 1637 (Princeton University Art Museum) [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

ancient road…
the trails of the masters
absorbed in fallen leaves

                                            © Adjei Agyei-Baah

words on yellowing paper
in hands of young followers

                                           © Dolores

Springtime (Kikaku)

Springtime (Kikaku)

Carpe Diem Tan Renga Challenge Month 2017 #14 Springtime (Kikaku)

Yakuoin.jpgDick Thomas Johnson

Springtime in Edo,
Not a day passes without
A temple bell sold.               

                                                             © Kikaku

At the gates of  Yakuoin
A pilgrim washes his hands                    

                                                             © Dolores    

Tan Renga Challenges

Tan Renga Challenges

two sets of footprints
in freshly fallen snow
one pair from Kyoto                    

© Hamish Managua Gunn

the other from Osaka
did their owner’s pause to greet?

© Dolores

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Ishizuchi mo nankin no hana mo ooi nari

The flower of a pumpkin
as well as Mt. Ishizuchi
is great in scale

© Tomiyasu Fusei (1885 – 1979)

the moonflower
swallows the harvest moon

© Dolores

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The “hokku” of today is by me, so it is a tanka., not a Tan Renga

 

autumn evening
like whispered prayers
leaves float away
in the silence left behind
a hint of fresh hope

© Dolores