Carpe Diem Weekend Meditation #53 Renga With Basho #10 “summer’s night”

The goal is to add the two-lined stanza of approximately 14 syllables and make the renga complete. Your closing verse, the “ageku”, has to close the chain through association on the “hokku”.

Here are the six (6) haiku to work with and create your “renga (hineri)” together with Basho:

clapping my hands
the echo as it dawns
of a summer moon
outlining cherry blossom
trees in new colors.

a bamboo shoot
when I was a child it was
fun to sketch
I am no longer a child
the bamboo shoot is the same

day after day
barley ripens
a singing skylark
in the cherry blossom tree
drops poop in my barley patch.

rice paddy sparrows
shelter in the tea plants
when chased away
but return to rice paddy—
unafraid until next time.

summer’s night
the tree spirit follows in
the sound of wooden shoes
sloshing down the muddy path
waking up the owl.

begonia flowers
blooming in the colors
of a watermelon
in the summer sun
making the rainbow jealous.


Susan Marie Shuman/SusanWritesPrecise

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