Shadows on a Sunny Porch

Shadows on a Sunny Porch

Carpe Diem Tan Renga Challenge 2018 #1 shadows on a sunny porch (Jane Reichhold)



between boards
shadows on a sunny porch
a slender coolness                                                         © Jane Reichhold

light dancing on noon breeze
striping out skin


Tan Renga Challenge – White Poppy

Tan Renga Challenge – White Poppy

Carpe Diem #1337 Tan Renga Challenge “in the fields”

white poppy
it must have bloomed
from a wintry shower                          © Basho

white ghost rising
over a sea of red                                     © Dolores




white poppy
it must have bloomed
from a wintry shower                          © Basho

in the moonlight
her growing belly                                    © Dolores






The Last Colorful Leaves

The Last Colorful Leaves

Carpe Diem Weekend-Meditation #7 Tan Renga Challenge “the last colorful leaves”


deep silence
the shrill of cicadas
seeps into rocks                    © Matsuo Bashō (1644-1694)

autumn grass
bows in the setting sun     © Dolores Fegan


row upon row
of white birch
glisten in the sun              © Dolores Fegan

soft winter breeze cherishes
the last colorful leaves           © Chèvrefeuille

Weekend Meditation # 1

Weekend Meditation # 1

Carpe Diem’s Tan Renga Challenge weekend-meditation #1 raindrops

This challenge is for square Tan Renga.

Dew drops in denim © Dolores Fegan

three raindrops
a greeting card from heaven…
midsummer heat                     © Issa

stretching out my hand
I catch a drop on my finger tip                                                    © Dolores

touching it to my eye
I remember your smile                                                                 © Dolores






flying away
following the rainbow
into heaven                                                                                     © Chèvrefeuille

our eyes fixed on shrinking dot
the release of an injured bird                                                     © Dolores

colors fade too soon
but our hearts are filled with hope                                            © 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