Tuesday, May 09, 2017

2096

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first autumn morning
the mirror I stare into
shows my father's face.

thinking of folks back home
he stops to buy postcards

...

lightning one candle
with another candle
an evening in spring

sing alleluia cantors
Easter vigil has ended

...

[image courtesy Carpe Diem]

silent steps -
one more candle illuminates
the old chapel

she adjusts her head scarf
secured now with a hairpin




Blog hopping with
Carpe Diem - Tan Renga Challenge 2017


#6 first autumn morning (Murakami Kijo)
#5 silent steps


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first autumn morning
the mirror I stare into
shows my father's face.
© Murakami Kijo (1865-1938)

thinking of folks back home
he stops to buy post cards
©gillena cox

...

silent steps -
one more candle illuminates
the old chapel
© Ese

she adjusts her head scarf
secured now with a hairpin
© gillena cox

...

lightning one candle
with another candle
an evening in spring
© Buson (Tr. unknown)

sing alleluia cantors
Easter vigil has ended
© gillena cox


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24 Comments:

Blogger Magyar said...

__ The sun, each day's candle; smiles, in this Cinquain. _m

at dawn
this days candle
newly lights every step
and as shadows follow each foot
I do

12:06 PM  
Blogger Marian said...

This is an interesting exercise. I know that feeling, seeing father's face in the mirror.

12:14 PM  
Blogger Magaly Guerrero said...

I like the simplicity of the last one, the gesture of her hand...

12:40 PM  
Blogger gillena cox said...

Thanks for dropping by to share Magyar

Much love...

1:30 PM  
Blogger gillena cox said...

Thanks for dropping by Marian

Much love...

1:31 PM  
Blogger gillena cox said...

Thanks for your appreciation Magaly

Much love...

1:31 PM  
Blogger brudberg said...

Great completions...

3:27 PM  
Blogger Martin Kloess said...

Thank you for these reflections

6:48 PM  
Blogger gillena cox said...

Thank you Björn

Much love...

7:20 PM  
Blogger gillena cox said...

Happy you dropped in Martin

Much love...

7:20 PM  
Blogger Sanaa Rizvi said...

This is so beautiful! I love the simplicity and poignancy of the last one ❤️ have a lovely week ahead, Gillena ❤️

8:20 PM  
Blogger Jim said...

I like all your returns, Gillan. The show the concerns and hint of the character of the players. The Father clearly is thinking of the family, wishing to give them assurance.
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10:02 PM  
Blogger gillena cox said...

Thank you Sanaa

Much love...

11:04 PM  
Blogger gillena cox said...

Thank you for your appreciation Jim.
My name is spelt GILLENA

much love...

11:05 PM  
Blogger Rosemary Nissen-Wade said...

These have a sweetness.

2:21 AM  
Blogger Gillena Cox said...

Thanks Rosemary

much love...

7:03 AM  
Blogger Susie Clevenger said...

I've so enjoyed your echoes. Quite an intriguing form.

4:57 PM  
OpenID paulscribbles said...

excellent completions...i particularly like the opening Tan Renga.

6:27 PM  
Blogger Gillena Cox said...

Thanks for dropping in Susie

much love...

7:47 PM  
Blogger Gillena Cox said...

Thank you Paul

much love...

7:47 PM  
Blogger rudraprayaga said...

Beautifully added the lines.

8:49 AM  
Blogger Gillena Cox said...

Thank you Rudra

much love...

10:21 AM  
Blogger Kristjaan Panneman said...

All are excellent Gillena.

7:03 PM  
Blogger gillena cox said...

Thank you Kristjaan

Much love...

10:42 AM  

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