Tan Renga with Jane

The challenge for this weekend meditation at Carpe Diem Haiku is to create Tan Renga with the below three given haiku by Jane Reichhold. A Tan Renga looks like a Tanka, but is written by two poets instead of one poet. It’s a kind of chained poem. You have to create the second stanza of each Tan Renga.


a certain calm
in summer’s passing
flowers
in bloom but quivering
twilight chills the air.

flat seas
with the butterfly’s flight
a certain calm
moon rises slow and full
rippling gentle waters

the hour silent
before the birds awake
waves on sand
bare footprints erased
with yesterday’s sand castles

 

SusanWritesPrecise/ Susan Marie Shuman
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Author: The Abject Muse

Susan Marie Shuman is an author and freelance writer/editor who currently resides in the wilds of Birmingham, AL. She shares her life with four spoiled cats, several friends (not all of them imaginary) one husband and one step-son. When she's not working, Susan enjoys horseback riding, reading, taking her cats for a spin in their pet stroller, and taking naps. An ex-bartender, recovering crash test dummy and all-around late bloomer, Susan graduated from the University of South Alabama in 2004 with a BA in English. She minored in Russian. Long-range goals include visiting Israel, the Czech Republic and Liechtenstein. Susan is also planning to launch a micronation which would be called either Suzannistan or Eastern Suzanorovia.

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