Monday, September 17, 2018

2625

[image for this tan renga from google dot com]


driftwood in the sands
stares sculpting meaning

© gillena cox


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[image for this tan renga from Bing dot com]


wolf's cry -
doors and shutters tightly closed
nightfall

© gillena cox 2018



Blog hopping today with

Carpe Diem
Tan Renga Challenge September 2018 Chained Together III (12) clouds and waves

Prompt: Here is the haiku ("hokku") to work with and complete into a Tan Renga by adding your 2nd two-lined stanza:

clouds and waves
carry my dreams away
tugging my anchor
© Dolores


AND


Carpe Diem
Tan Renga Challenge September 2018 Chained Together III (11) the dim glow of a campfire

[...] "He felt so lost, he said later, that the familiar studio felt like a haunted valley deep in the mountains, with the smell of rotting leaves, the spray of a waterfall, the sour fumes of fruit stashed away by a monkey; even the dim glow of the master's oil lamp on its tripod looked to him like misty moonlight in the hills."[...]
© Akutagawa Ryūnosuke

From the above quote : this distillation is our prompt

Haunted valley deep in the mountains
The dim glow of a campfire
© Chèvrefeuille

Sunday, September 16, 2018

2624


blackbirds twitter -
spreading overhead
the Samaan tree

© gillena cox 2018



Sunday Smiles

[smiley from google dot com]


Blog hopping today with

Poetry Pantry #420
Mary is our host


AND


Haiku My Heart
blackbirds


REVISIT
Sunday Standard 2
Sunday Lime 2
16 September 2016
Sundays are always special here at Lunch Break. Today is #2 of the series SUMI-E SUNDAYS and i'm posting an oldie first published HERE
email me post a COMMENT or leave a link to your blog at the linky below





Music for your Sunday enjoyment

Friday, September 14, 2018

2623

['Lullaby' haiga]

a howling wind
its lullaby -
no moon tonight

© gillena cox 2018



['Lullaby' digital composition]


[2 images from the internet in Lullaby Fait Use]





[some pencil sketches i did this week]


Blog hopping today with

Week 28, Year 8

AND


VINTAGE




ENJOY THE MUSIC




REVISIT
14 September 2017
14 September 2016
14 September 2015

Tuesday, September 11, 2018

2622

[a Bing dot com image used for this haiga]


golden in hue
clouds announce day's end -
a yellow leaf drops
© gillena cox




Blog hopping today with



Carpe Diem
Quest For A (New) Masterpiece #3 the quest continues
The haiku prompted for our Tan Renga

a cooling breeze —
and the whole sky is filled
with pine-tree voices
© Onitsura (1660-1738)


AND


Poets United Midweek Motif ~ Sunset
Prompted by Sumana


Revisit
11 September 2017
11 September 2016
11 September 2015


Enjoy The Music

Monday, September 10, 2018

2621

[apple image from Bing dot com used for this Tan Renga]


she sits back against tree trunk
in serenade of bird songs

Ⓒ gillena cox 2018



Blog hopping today with

Carpe Diem
Tan Renga Challenge September 2018 Chained Together III (6) An Apple, Alone
Prompted by Kristjaan with this haiku and asked to add a 2 liner
Une pomme, seul
dans le verger abandonné
rougissent pour l'hiver

One apple, alone
in the abandoned orchard
reddens for winter
Ⓒ Patrick Blanche (Tr. Michael R. Burch)



revisit
10 September 2017
10 September 2016
10 September 2015

Sunday, September 09, 2018

2620



new moon -
a truck roars sensing shape
into dawn quietness

© gillena cox 2018


The Chinese speak of “writing a painting” and “painting a poem.”

Sunday Smiles


Check for the shape of the moon in September

Blog hopping today with

Poetry Pantry #419
Mary is our host


AND


Haiku My Heart
sumi-e #1


REVISIT
Sunday Standard 1
Sunday Lime 1
9 September 2017
Sundays are always special here at Lunch Break. Today is #1 of the series SUMI-E SUNDAYS and i'm kickstarting with a digital sumi-e haiga
email me post a COMMENT or leave a link to your blog at the linky below





Music for your Sunday enjoyment


Friday, September 07, 2018

2619

[haiga]

laughter of waves -
a mermaid wears her hat
down in her boudoir

© gillena cox 2018


[Trendy Mermaid digital composition]


{Trendy Mermaid crop}



[ for 'Trendy Mermaid' i used 4 images from Bing dot com, Fair Use]




Blog hopping today with

Week 27, Year 8

AND


PUT A HAT ON IT

AND


Carpe Diem's
Weekend Meditiation #49 Clouds and Waves by Rabindranath Tagore
Prompted by Kristjaan to distill a haiku from
Clouds And Waves ©️ Rabindranath Tagore

Mother, the folk who live up in the clouds call out to me-
"We play from the time we wake till the day ends.
We play with the golden dawn, we play with the silver moon."
I ask, "But how am I to get up to you ?"
They answer, "Come to the edge of the earth, lift up your
hands to the sky, and you will be taken up into the clouds."
"My mother is waiting for me at home, "I say, "How can I leave
her and come?"
Then they smile and float away.
But I know a nicer game than that, mother.
I shall be the cloud and you the moon.
I shall cover you with both my hands, and our house-top will
be the blue sky.
The folk who live in the waves call out to me-
"We sing from morning till night; on and on we travel and know
not where we pass."
I ask, "But how am I to join you?"
They tell me, "Come to the edge of the shore and stand with
your eyes tight shut, and you will be carried out upon the waves."
I say, "My mother always wants me at home in the everything-
how can I leave her and go?"
They smile, dance and pass by.
But I know a better game than that.
I will be the waves and you will be a strange shore.
I shall roll on and on and on, and break upon your lap with
laughter.
And no one in the world will know where we both are.


ENJOY THE MUSIC



REVISIT
7 September 2016
7 September 2015
7 September 2014