Sunflowers at Dawn – May Tan Renga

in the light of dawn sunflowers reach to the blue sky praising their Creator                               © Chèvrefeuille Fibonacci spiral eyes track the sun from east to west              Kim M. Russell, 2017 Image found on Pinterest My response to Carpe Diem Tan Renga Challenge Month 2017 #19 in the light of dawn In the last episode […]


In German, Gift means poison, something he may not know. He brings her gold, perfume and clothes, sometimes a diamond, sometimes a rose, until she doesn’t even see them piling up in lonely high security, the toxic perfection of their mansion. So she searches on the internet for something that she cannot get from him […]

Guitar Sunsets

My passion as a teenager was playing the guitar, contorting fingers into chords and positions, resonating waltz and polka from the sound hole of a Yamaha, plucking delicate arrangements of Bach and Scarlatti. Now my fingers will not stretch across neck and frets, too stiff and sore to press on strings, too clumsy for harmonics […]

Wandering Crow – May Tan Renga

a wandering crow its old nest has become a plum tree                                                  © Basho (Tr. Jane Reichhold) sprouted from an old fruit stone abandoned in the garden its chicks are long flown hungry yellow mouths are beaks that feed their own scattering coal dust feathers in new nests in other trees a wandering crow observing […]