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
the glow of sunset muffled
light drained from the sky Kim M. Russell
soft winter breeze cherishes
the last colourful leaves Chèvrefeuille
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.