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

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Day 29 & 30 Summer Retreat Unconditional Love

Day 29 & 30 Summer Retreat Unconditional Love

Carpe Diem Summer Retreat 2017 (unconditional love

Day 29

song of the bluebird
peppers our morning breakfast
with sweet notes

Day 30 

walk in the moonlight
after twenty years
we still hold hands