Palette of Colors Tan Renga

palette of colors

chrysanthemums bestowing

fragrance everywhere

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watered with the dripping tears

fragile porcelain vase breaks

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palette of colors

chrysanthemums bestowing

fragrance everywhere

.

deafening silence of night

a single flower befalls

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* For Carpe Diem Haiku Kai Tan Renga Challenge # 17. The haiku “palette of colors” is written by Atreyee; complimenting it are the two verses written by me. I have completed the renga twice.

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Cricket’s Last Song Tan Renga

Descent from the cross, Detail- women (left, tears)- Weyden, Rogier van der

cricket’s last song

even the prostitute hears-

stops waving her fan

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tears streak down ruining make-up

reflecting clouds of her pain

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* For Carpe Diem Tan Renga # 15. The above haiku is written by Managua Gunn; complimenting it are my two syllable lines, completing the renga.

Paper Lanterns Tan Renga

the paper lanterns

float away to neverland

pure light of spirits

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burning with ethereal light

stream adorned with memories

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* I’m glad that Kristjaan has chosen one of my haiku for the Carpe Diem Tan Renga Session this week; complimenting the haiku are two seven-syllable lines, completing the renga.

The Swing of the Gate Tan Renga

just the cellarpit;

only the catbird recalls

the swing of the gate

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(1.) dancing dead bones in the night

orchestra of olden owls

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(2.)digging up long buried bones

silent thud of closing gate

* For Carpe Diem Tan Renga # 12. The haiku is Southard’s The swing of the gate. I have completed the renga twice.

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Evening Rain Tan Renga

passing under the leafy willows

of a street of temples

an evening of rain

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tiny drops tingle bare skin

child runs around in circles

* For Carpe Diem Tan Renga # 10.  The haiku is written by Shirao (1735-1792); complimenting it are my two verses of seven syllables each.