42402 Tan Renga

Some people spend their entire life trying to figure out various mysteries. I can brag that it took me only a decade. Not bad for an amateur, is it?

Forgiveness doesn’t bring oblivion. Understanding brings peace of mind and restlessness of soul. That’s how it goes in life. We move along the circle line.

who is it that grieves,
the wind blowing through his beard,
for late autumn?
C) Matsuo Basho (Tr. R.H.Blyth)

on a surface of the river
blurry reflection of reality

Linked to Carpe Diem #1613 Tan Renga Challenge Month 2019 (17) grieving

Tan Renga Challenge #28

In response to Carpe Diem Tan Renga Challenge #28, “a silent cry”

The goal is to write a second stanza of two-lines (following 7_7 syllables) towards the given haiku written by  Chèvrefeuille

flight of the eagle
stepping into the world of dreams -
a silent cry

(c) Chèvrefeuille

Here is my try:

flight of the eagle
stepping into the world of dreams –
a silent cry

journey through the forgotten
the rising moon lights the way

Tan Renga Challenge #27

In response to Carpe Diem’s Tan Renga Challenge #27, “I catch the sunrise”

The goal is to write a second stanza of two-lines (following 7_7 syllables) towards the given haiku written by Ese of Ese’s Voice ( I love her blog, btw): 

great expectations
entangled in fishing line
I catch the sunrise
(by Ese)

Here is my try:

great expectations
entangled in fishing line
I catch the sunrise

by bucket my old dog sleeps
already tired of waiting

dobber

Tan Renga Challenge #26

In response to Carpe Diem’s Tan Renga Challenge #26, Nicole’s “summer evening”

The goal is to write a second stanza of two-lines (following 7_7 syllables) towards the given haiku written by Nicole the Local Artist of Setting fire to the landscape:

summer evening
a breeze turns leaves over
abandoned book

Here is my try:

summer evening
a breeze turns leaves over
abandoned book

by the window an old man
asleep on a rocking chair