Tag Archives: Tan Renga

The Color of Lonely

Today at Carpe Diem Haiku Kai: I have chosen to challenge you with a haiku by Yosa Buson (1716-1784), one of the “Big Five” haiku poets. As Buson started creating haiku he used his own way of writing, because he wasn’t a “fan” of Matsuo Basho (whom is seen as the “father of haiku”), but […]
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Soulless

Today at Carpe Diem Haiku Kai: The haiku for today is written by a not so renown haiku poet, Akutagawa Ryunosuke (1892-1927).   Wintry gusts: on the sardine still lingers the ocean’s color. © Akutagawa Ryunosuke a.k.a. Gaki (Tr.: Ueda) Yet his soulless eyes see through me — he knows my secrets. © The Abject Muse […]
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Beach Diamonds to Art Deco

For this Renga With Jane Reichhold, Chèvrefeuille has chosen six (6) haiku from her online Saijiki “A Dictionary of Haiku”. Here are the haiku to work with: beach diamonds a new day crystallized in sunny surf foam colony of seagulls scrapping over yesterday’s French fries.   white pussy willows above a muddy swollen river fat […]
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Heart Grief

Carpe Diem Haiku Kai :This haiku (or maybe more a senryu) isn’t really easy to work with, so this will be a “real” challenge to make the Tan Renga complete. who is it that grieves, the wind blowing through his beard, for late autumn?  (c) Matsuo Basho (Tr. R.H.Blyth) broken heart will break again over […]
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Spring

Carpe Diem #1608 Tan Renga Challenge Month 2019 (12) Spring is in the air *** the sky is bluer birds are singing once again caressed by sunshine (c) Kim M. Russell Flower petals reach upward Scenting the warm spring breeze