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

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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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