when I ate a persimmon
the bell rang
the Horyuji temple Shiki

a flood of memories
of my granny’s garden

tan renga
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Response to Carpe Diem’s Tan Renga Wednesday (9) I ate a persimmon


fallen autumn leaves
a cascade of color
painting a forest floor

lovebirds living in small flocks
sing sweetly from limb to limb

among leaves so green
where sunbeams rarely creep
bright-eyed stars will see

in this season’s cold silence
infinite grassy meadow

sweet amorous song
old lovers renew their vows
softly tinged with blue

sitting under God’s bright sun
of a thousand tomorrows

Soliloquy No Renga
Copyright © 2019 by Dorna Hainds

Response to Carpe Diem #1769 free choice of prompt, and make a Soliloquy No Renga with it

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one starry night
to make that one painting –
the rustling leaves

Chėvrefeuille (2014)

a sudden meteor shower
it is difficult to sleep

the sight of falling stars
ten-thousand candles lit up night sky
such stunning yellow light

summer’s dead leaves fly
once more the twitter of birds

a field mouse skitters
reaching for some warmth
among the nest of stars

may he rest in peace
in the quiet hum of night

a faint star cluster
jewels dancing about
with the rhythm of the wind

ambitious dreamer eyes the sky
gazing heavenward towards the stars

Soliloquy No Renga
Copyright © 2019 by Dorna Hainds

Response to Carpe Diem Weekend Meditation #107 Turn Back Time (3) Soliloquy no Renga … one starry night