Life Abundant – Haiku

Written In Response To:

Frank J. Tassone Haikai Challenge #84 (5/5/19): trees newly green (shinju) – Write the haikai poem of your choice (haiku, senryu, haibun, tanka, haiga, renga, etc.) that alludes to trees newly green (shinju).

trees newly green bring

an abundance of new hope

life springs eternal

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Winter’s Fury

Carpe Diem Tan Renga Challenge Chained Together III (2) -Winds Howl In Rage

Today’s episode is a haiku by Natsume Soseki (1867-1916), your task is to complete the Tan Renga by adding your two-lined stanza (approximately 7-7 syllables).

Here is the haiku to work with and create a Tan Renga with:

over the wintry forest
winds howl in rage
with no leaves to blow

©️ Natsume Soseki

My two-lined stanza response will be in Italics.

Winter's Fury

over the wintry forest
winds howl in rage
with no leaves to blow

the trees stand strong baring all
enduring Winter’s fury

Photo Credit;  Pinterest

 

 

Word For The Day…

From Gratefulness.org

I look up at the blue sky and the bare chestnut tree, on whose branches little raindrops shine, appearing like silver, and at the seagulls and other birds as they glide on the wind. As long as this exists…and I may live to see it, this sunshine, these cloudless skies, while this lasts I cannot be unhappy.

Anne Frank