Category Archives: tan renga

Fortune Teller

Stepping down
 
Bougainvillea petals litter a sidewalk, San Miguel de Allende, Guanajuato, México
 


a single sunbeam
scribbling runes on fallen leaves—
autumn graffiti


the half-blind fortune teller
sniffing for a sign of life

 
*Opening gambit by Mark M. Redfearn
 
Final two lines and photo © 2014 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
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Companion

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Little bird at daybreak, Sonoran Desert, Southern Arizona
 


at dawn
I wash my feet with dew
the longest day


with only one small bird
as my companion

 
*Opening gambit by Yozakura (1640-1716)
 
Final two lines and photo © 2014 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
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Wisps

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Saguaro cactus glowing at sunrise, Sonoran Desert, Southern Arizona
 


winter meadows
blossoming frost works
on window panes


wisps of distant memory
this thorny desert morning

 
*Opening gambit © by Ese at Ese’s Voice
 
Final two lines and photo © 2014 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
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Crystal

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Along the beach, Puerto Nuevo, Baja California Norte, México
 


crystal clear sunlight
reflects all colors in the mirror—
shadow of a dragon


huddling in a seaside cave
Jonah hides himself from God

 
*Opening gambit © by Chèvrefeuille at Carpe Diem: “Crystal”
 
Final two lines © 2014 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
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Fishing

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Puerto Nuevo, Baja California Norte, México
 


summer evening
a breeze turns leaves over
abandoned book


fishing among the shadows
she hopes to catch a fresh word

*Opening three lines © by Nicole the Local Artist
 
Final two lines and photo © 2014 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
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Healing

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in the backyard
a rainbow in the birdbath breaks—
a sipping magpie


seven broken soldiers come
to drink the healing waters

*Opening gambit © by Chèvrefeuille at Carpe Diem Tan Renga Challenge #31
 
Final two lines © 2014 by Magical Mystical Teacher

Settling

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Sundown at the ocean’s edge, Puerto Nuevo, Baja California Norte, México
 


flight of the eagle
stepping into the world of dreams—
a silent cry


settling on the succulents
the hunter’s breath at sundown

*Opening gambit © by Chèvrefeuille at Carpe Diem
 
Final two lines and photo © 2014 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
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Catch

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Puerto Nuevo, Baja California Norte, México
 


great expectations
entangled in fishing line
I catch the sunrise


with sun-warmed stones as trinkets
I carry the light back home

*Opening gambit © by Ese at Ese’s Voice
 
Final two lines and photo © 2014 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
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Bait

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Puerto Nuevo, Baja California Norte, México
 


summer evening
a breeze turns leaves over
abandoned book


fishermen bait the shadows
hoping to catch a fresh word

*Opening gambit © by Nicole the Local Artist
 
Final two lines and photo © 2014 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
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Puddles

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Cistern at an abandoned house, Southern Arizona
 


the puddles on the pavement
carry the moon, the stars
and cherry blossoms


Who shall sing to the cistern
of all the things it has lost?

*Opening gambit © by Hando (Fr. Thomas Hand)
 
Final two lines and photo © 2013 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
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