Bamboo-zled – May Tan Renga

bamboo waving candlelight into the night wind                                                               © Jane Reichhold (1937-2016) gentle song of ancient grass protects the sacred temple                        Kim M. Russell, 2017 Image found on Pinterest My response to Carpe Diem Tan Renga Challenge Month 2017 #13 bamboo (Jane Reichhold) Today […]

Dandelion – May Tan Renga

dandelion dandelion on the sandy beach spring opens its eyes                                 © Ogiwara Seisensui a crowd of golden faces woken by powerful tides                         Kim M. Russell, 2017 My response to Carpe Diem Tan Renga Challenge Month 2017 #12 dandelion, dandelion (Ogiwara Seisensui) Today ‘s ‘hokku’ is from another lesser known classical haiku poet who was […]

Roadside Gems – May Tan Renga

taste of nature– sweet blackberry bushes sing to child and bees                 © Sara McNulty tart emeralds turn to jet glittering in the hedgerow         Kim M. Russell, 2017 My response to Carpe Diem Tan Renga Challenge Month 2017 #11 taste of nature (Sara McNulty) Today’s ‘hokku’ has been created by one our […]

An Autumn Leaf – May Tan Renga

ura wo mise omote wo misete chiru momiji now it reveals its hidden side and now the other—thus it falls, an autumn leaf                                          © Ryokan Taigu somersaulting in free-fall delicate flash of colour                            Kim M. Russell, 2017 Image found on howplantswork.com My response to Carpe Diem Tan Renga Challenge Month 2017 #10 an autumn […]

Leaves Float Away – May Tan Renga

autumn evening like whispered prayers leaves float away                                      © Dolores shivering into rivers on sporadic gusts of wind                       Kim M. Russell, 2017   Image found on Shutterstock My response to Carpe Diem Tan Renga Challenge Month 2017 #9 – leaves float away (Dolores Fegan)  Today’s ‘hokku’ is by Dolores Fegan, a modern haiku poetess who […]

Pumpkin Flower – May Tan Renga

Ishizuchi mo nankin no hana mo ooi nari the flower of a pumpkin as well as Mt. Ishizuchi is great in scale                                          © Tomiyasu Fusei the first male flower opens golden sunshine in the field                    Kim M. Russell, 2017 Image found on Pinterest My response to Carpe Diem Tan Renga Challenge Month 2017 #8 – […]