Last Leaves, Last Light

deep silence
the shrill of cicadas
seeps into rocks                                         Matsuo Bashō (1644-1694)

even the last leaves to fall
touch the earth without a sound          Kim M. Russell

oppressive greyness
the glow of sunset muffled
light drained from the sky                      Kim M. Russell

soft winter breeze cherishes
the last colourful leaves                          Chèvrefeuille


My response to Carpe Diem Weekend-Meditation #7 Tan Renga Challenge ‘the last colourful leaves’

At Carpe Diem Haiku Kai, we have a new weekend-meditation: a Tan Renga, which is a tanka-like poem created by two poets. The goal is to write the second stanza to a given haiku and so create a Tan Renga. There is also a twist!

For the first stanza, Chèvrefeuille has given us a haiku by Matsuo Basho and for the second Tan Renga with a twist, he has given us the final two lines and we must create the first stanza, the haiku.


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