Summer Traffic Jam

between dusty cars
an orange butterfly flits
the traffic rumbles

exhaust fumes filter sunlight
a dandelion beckons

Kim M. Russell, 13th September 2018

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My response to Carpe Diem Tan Renga Challenge 2018 Chained Together (III): between dusty cars

Today we are adding a two-line stanza to a haiku I wrote in response to a Quest for a New Masterpiece on 26th August 2018.


8 thoughts on “Summer Traffic Jam

  1. always best to return to the call of the wild –
    poor butterflies, it’s a miracle they survive in urban centers at all! thank goodness for the humble dandelion and all other sorts for them to explore ~ and it’s already the migration time here – they have started to gather and collect before heading south. (I wonder if they will defer temporarily because of the wicked weather blowing up along the coast …. sorry, I’m drifting, but they are such fascinating creatures, and so wildly intelligent)

    wonderful tan renga Kim – although tell me, is it a bit weird writing to your own masterful Haiku? 🙂

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    1. Thanks! It did feel strange writing to my own haiku, but That was the quickest thing I could post before my intermittent internet crashed again – it was doing it every two or three minutes for the past two weeks. Luckily, a very nice telephone engineer fixed it yesterday. It took four hours but I now have ongoing internet and telephone service! 🙂
      By the way, are you in the path of the wicked weather? If so, stay safe!


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