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
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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