Category Archives: tan renga

Melting

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Irrigation canal at sunset, Southern Arizona
 


melting into the sea
the full moon
leaves a candle bright


inland a weary farmer
stumbles along the canal

*Opening gambit © by Jane Reichhold
 
Final two lines and photo © 2013 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
More SkyWatch Friday
 
More Haiku My Heart at Recuerda Mi Corazon
 
More Carpe Diem’s Tan Renga Challenge: “Into the Sea”

Home

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Wellton Memorial Cemetery, Wellton, Arizona
 


the moon is rising
the silvery waves resonate
in tune with my heart


a Lady in the shadows
sings faraway sailors home

*Opening gambit by Chèvrefeuille at Carpe Diem
 
Final two lines and photo © 2013 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
More Shadow Shot Sunday 2
 
More I Heart Macro at Shine the Divine
 
More A Virgin a Day at Recuerda Mi Corazon
 
More Carpe Diem Tan Renga Challenge: “The Moon Is Rising”

Landfall

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Golf course, Southern Arizona
 

harbour moon
the loneliness of fishermen
under lighthouse cliff*


sailors lusting for landfall—
whisky, women and palm fronds

*Opening gambit by Joe at flatfroghaiku
 
Final two lines and photo © 2013 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
More SkyWatch Friday
 
More Ein Stück Himmel
 
More Carpe Diem Tan Renga: “Harbour Moon”

Groping

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Eggshell from a squab (or squeaker) hatched in November, Southern Arizona
 

I hear you speak
waves tumble half a world away
conch’s song*


groping blindly for the notes
a squeaker escapes its shell

*Opening gambit by Leslie Moon at Moondustwriter
 
Final two lines and photo © 2013 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
More Carpe Diem Tan Renga: “I Hear You Speak”

Desires

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Indigo Bush (Psorothamnus fremontii), wasted and forlorn, Sonoran Desert, Southern Arizona
 

With light in your eyes
You embrace me in your arms
Our hearts beat as one*


even the wasteland shadows
murmur their secret desires

*Opening gambit by The Imaginator
 
Final two lines and photo © 2013 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
More Carpe Diem Tan Renga: “With Light in Your Eyes”

Fumbling

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Brittlebush at sundown, Sonoran Desert, Southern Arizona
 

Rustling leaves dancing
Light breeze brushing rosy cheeks
Young hearts aflutter*


underneath the brittlebush
he fumbles with her buttons

*Opening gambit by Kaykuala at Rainbow
 
Final two lines and photo © 2013 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
More Carpe Diem Tan Renga: “Rustling Leaves Dancing”

Last Wine

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Indigo Bush (Psorothamnus fremontii) at sundown, Sonoran Desert, Southern Arizona
 

oh, sweet october
spare thy frost on yonder grapes
our sweet summer wine*


imbibing the sun’s last wine
desert crone flushes with fire

*Opening gambit by Opie Houston of Opie’s Poetry Friends
 
Final two lines and photo © 2013 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
More Carpe Diem Tan Renga: “Oh, Sweet October”

Enchantment

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Sunrise, Sonoran Desert, Southern Arizona
 
October forest
With amethyst enchantment
Frost greeting sunlight*


Something hungry and wary
scuttles into the shadows.

*Opening gambit by Gene of Gene’s Musings
 
Final two lines and photo © 2013 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
More Carpe Diem Tan Renga: “October Forest”
 
More Postcards from Paradise at Recuerda Mi Corazon

Sufficient

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Sonoran Desert, Southern Arizona
 
gathering seashells
while ocean tides rise and fall
two sisters bicker*


when the deep waters recede
a sun-baked stone will suffice

*Opening gambit by Sunshine of Simply Charming
 
Final two lines and photo © 2013 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
More Shadow Shot Sunday 2
 
More I Heart Macro at Shine the Divine
 
More Carpe Diem Tan Renga: “Gathering Seashells”

Castaway

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Abandoned glove, Sonoran Desert, Southern Arizona
 
echoes of the past
resound into the present
a dream of the sea*


castaway glove bears witness
to sand sailor’s voyages

*Opening gambit by William Rhosyr of Off the Tippet
 
Final two lines and photo © 2013 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
More Carpe Diem Tan Renga: “Echoes of the Past”