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autumn bliss (tan renga)

Today our host and mentor  at CarpeDiemHaikuKai invites us to take part in a renga party.

Chevrefeuille says: “ I love to use, was written in Autumn 1689. The title for this renga is: “best for seeing the moon”. As the title of this renga tells us the haiku is a real autumn verse. As you (maybe) know the moon is a seasonword for autumn. In Japan they find the moon of autumn the most beautiful and there are lot of haiku written with the autumn moon. The moon was (and is still) a seasonword for autumn. In my country, The Netherlands, poets find the moon of winter the most beautiful. Maybe that’s true, but as a haiku poet I find the moon of autumn the most beautiful and spectacular. Why? I can’t say why it’s a feeling. Maybe it’s because of my interest in the classical haiku, maybe it’s because the Japanese haiku poets have written such beautiful haiku about the autumn moon.

Here is the haiku, the hokku of this renga party, by Basho:”

let’s visit the places
best for seeing the moon
sleeping on a journey
©Matsuo Basho

dreaming of yesteryear
that last September kiss

soft lips
pressing urgently
leaf on her shoulder

©Tournesol’18/03/04

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cunning owl (tan renga)

Georgia always has such amazing early morning verses you can see at Bastet and Sekhmet blog with colourful tales and beautiful poetry and her exclusive Waka blog. Our host at Carpe Diem has chosen one of her haiku for this week`s tan renga challenge.

early morning
silence before the rising sun
raindrops on a branch (Georgia)

Here is our host`s completion:

early morning
silence before the rising sun
raindrops on a branch (Georgia)

on the deserted beach
I greet the sun with joy (Chèvrefeuille)

I can’t seem to do this one justice with beautiful completions I have read this morning from others and can`t help think of Georgia’s fondness for humour. This is my humble attempt:

early morning
silence before the rising sun
raindrops on a branch (Georgia)

night owl lurks cunningly
mouse, his bedtime snack     (Tournesol)