A Drop of Dew – May Tan Renga

a drop of dew sits on a rock like a diamond                               © Kawabata Bosha its sparkles fading slowly in the heat of midday sun           Kim M. Russell, 2017 Image found on Pinterest My response to Carpe Diem Tan Renga Challenge Month 2017 #16 a drop of dew (Bosha) Today’s  ‘hokku’ is by  a lesser […]

Ancient Road – May Tan Renga

ancient road… the trails of the masters absorbed in fallen leaves            © Adjei Agyei-Baah the past clings to naked feet walking in ancestors’ dust           Kim M. Russell, 2017 Image found on Getty Images My response to Carpe Diem Tan Renga Challenge Month 2017 #15 ancient road (Adjei Agyei Baah) Today we have another ‘hokku’ by […]

Bonsho – May Tan Renga

Springtime in Edo, Not a day passes without A temple bell sold.                                     © Kikaku Bronze bonsho summoning monks Resonates in underworld.                         Kim M. Russell, 2017 Image found on Pinterest My response to Carpe Diem Tan Renga Challenge Month 2017 #14 Springtime (Kikaku) Today our ‘hokku’ to create a Tan Renga is by one of Basho’s […]

Wired for Sound

in the middle of a field eyes squeezed tightly shut mouth open wide fingers in ears sound is suspended now and then a motorbike roars and whines cars hum in the distance senses open to patch of blue taste of earth and thud of heart Kim M. Russell, 2017 My response to dVerse Poets Pub […]

Bamboo-zled – May Tan Renga

bamboo waving candlelight into the night wind                                                               © Jane Reichhold (1937-2016) gentle song of ancient grass protects the sacred temple                        Kim M. Russell, 2017 Image found on Pinterest My response to Carpe Diem Tan Renga Challenge Month 2017 #13 bamboo (Jane Reichhold) Today […]