Complimenting Basho: Tan Renga Challenge

the old pond

a frog jumps in –

the sound of water

~

ripples appear on surface

reflecting the cloudy sky

* For Carpe Diem’s Tan Renga Challenge. The popular haiku is written by Basho, one of the most famous haiku poets. And complimenting it are my own two lines, thereby completing the renga.

Samidare (Midsummer Rain) Haiku

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music of rain on pavement

lost in memories

~

out of oblivion

clouds shade the sky in its cloak

the first drops fell down

 ~

a midsummer rain

relieving yearning pupils

a solace from heat

~

elevated Sun

drizzling clouds in the sunshine

look for the rainbow

 ~

the midsummer’s day

longest in glory and rays

washed down by the rain

~

looking through window

a play of the rain droplets

meditating life

* Written in response of Carpe Diem # 219

Look me in the eyes

Look me in the eyes

these eyes tell my story

look beyond those tears

look beyond that renitence

that appears in my eyes

Look and tell me

what you see in them

tell me what you perceive

tell me my own story

story I don’t know myself

for I can’t look

in my own eyes.