LIGHTNING FLASH

lightning flash–
what I thought were faces
are plumes of pampas grass

© Basho (Tr. unknown; taken from “The Small Road Into The Deep North”)

a faint quiver in the air
inexplicably lightens

tan renga
Copyright © Dorna Hainds

Response to Carpe Diem #1671 Tan Renga Challenge Month May 2019 (18) lightning flash

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SUN-DRIED GRASS

evening sea fog
descending into sun-dried grass
sweaty lovers

© Jane Reichhold

we shall not lie side by side
I shall sit here by myself

tan renga
Copyright © Dorna Hainds

how much I mourn her
that lithe and sensuous frame –
distributed in dust

beyond this physical world
transformed into cosmic dust

haiku/tan renga
Copyright © Dorna Hainds

Response to Carpe Diem #1670 Tan Renga Challenge Month May 2019 (17) sun-dried grass

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YEARLY PAYMENT

another year is gone
a traveler’s shade on my head,
straw sandals at my feet

© Basho

the entire summery world
clings tightly to my body

tan renga #1
Copyright © Dorna Hainds

let the summer breeze take all
but fragrant blossoms remain

tan renga #2
Copyright © Dorna Hainds

Response to Carpe Diem #1665 Tan Renga Challenge Month May 2019 (12) “special” Basho “Miscanthus bud”

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