Scent Of Summer – Haiku

Written In Response To:

Frank J. Tassone Haikai Challenge #88 (6/1/19): summer-like (natsumeku) – This week, write the haikai poem of your choice (haiku, senryu, haibun, tanka, haiga, renga, etc.) that alludes to summer-like (natsumeku) conditions (weather, activities, etc.)

"In the time of those kings, the God of heaven will set up a kingdom that will never be destroyed, nor will it be left to another people. It will crush all those kingdoms and bring them to an end, but it will itself endure forever." Daniel 2:44

the scent of jasmine

sun’s warmth penetrates body

summer in the heart

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Photo Credit:  Pinterest


Swinging Gate

Carpe Diem Tan Renga Challenge #110 – Swinging Gate

For this “first” newly born Tan Renga Challenge I have chosen a haiku written by our wonderful and beautiful Jane Reichhold.  I have taken this haiku from her online “dictionary of haiku” from the division Summer and sub-division Plants:

a swinging gate
on both sides the flowers
open – close

What was the goal of this special feature? To create the second stanza of the Tan Renga through association on the images. scenes in the given haiku. The second stanza is a two-lined verse with approximately 14 syllables (7-7).
Tan Renga looks very similar to Tanka, but Tan Renga is written by two poets instead of one poet as is done with Tanka.

My two-lined verse will be written in italics.

a swinging gate
on both sides the flowers
open – close

reveals sweet aroma
only at chosen moments