Begging Bowl

autumn heat —
my begging bowl
is full of rice

(C) Santoka Taneda (Tr. John Stevens)

each bite a grain of power
a winter coat for the soul

Kim M. Russell, 24th August 2018

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My response to Carpe Diem Tan Renga Challenge #111

This week’s Tan Renga challenge is based on a haiku by Taneda Santoka, a haiku poet who free-styled with haiku: he didn’t follow the classical onji (5-7-5) or use kigo The goal is to create the second stanza of two-lines with 14 syllables.


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