Shadows on a Sunny Porch

between boards shadows on a sunny porch a slender coolness                         © Jane Reichhold a cat finds its sleeping place among sunbeams and dust motes Kim M. Russell, 14th July 2018 My response to Carpe Diem Tan Renga Challenge 2018 #1 shadows on a sunny porch (Jane Reichhold) Today we have a Tan Renga Challenge, the […]

Raindrops and Rainbows

Squared Tan Renga #1 three raindrops a greeting card from heaven… midsummer heat                                       (Issa) three slowly trickling teardrops wishing you were here with me wishes and feathers falling from the clearest sky colour of your eyes blurring with raindrops and tears start of a summer rainstorm Squared Tan Renga #2 flying away following the rainbow […]

Sunflowers at Dawn – May Tan Renga

in the light of dawn sunflowers reach to the blue sky praising their Creator                               © Chèvrefeuille Fibonacci spiral eyes track the sun from east to west              Kim M. Russell, 2017 Image found on Pinterest My response to Carpe Diem Tan Renga Challenge Month 2017 #19 in the light of dawn In the last episode […]

Wandering Crow – May Tan Renga

a wandering crow its old nest has become a plum tree                                                  © Basho (Tr. Jane Reichhold) sprouted from an old fruit stone abandoned in the garden its chicks are long flown hungry yellow mouths are beaks that feed their own scattering coal dust feathers in new nests in other trees a wandering crow observing […]

Pines – May Tan Renga

wind in the pines swirls upward to heaven whispered prayers                                     © Candy freeze into snowflake crystals icing on fragrant needles                        Kim M. Russell, 2017 Image found on Pinterest My response to Carpe Diem Tan Renga Challenge Month 2017 #17 wind in the pines (Candy) Chèvrefeuille has reminded us that Tan Renga Challenge […]

A Drop of Dew – May Tan Renga

a drop of dew sits on a rock like a diamond                               © Kawabata Bosha its sparkles fading slowly in the heat of midday sun           Kim M. Russell, 2017 Image found on Pinterest My response to Carpe Diem Tan Renga Challenge Month 2017 #16 a drop of dew (Bosha) Today’s  ‘hokku’ is by  a lesser […]