Tuesday, May 30, 2017

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[image courtesy Carpe Diem]


a wandering crow
its old nest has become
a plum tree

lingering twilight adds
a coat of gold to evening

washed in silhouettes
her cabin dons a creepy mien -
bedtime stories

a cricket withholds its chirp
green leaves wet with dew

coffee aromas
in hushed tones of morning's breath -
earnest prayers

feet slipping into sandals
to continue trek of scenes
。 • ˚ ˚ ˛ ˚ ˛ •


[image courtesy Carpe Diem]


wind in the pines
swirls upward to heaven
whispered prayers

her steady trust of needle
beauty embroiders itself
。 • ˚ ˚ ˛ ˚ ˛ •



Blog hopping with Carpe Diem


Carpe Diem
Tan Renga Challenge Month 2017 #18 a wandering crow (Matsuo Basho)

This pre-script was not by Basho himself, it was added by Doho in his book Sho O Zen-den. In this poem Basho compares himself to the crow painted on the screen. Instead of lodging in the simplicity of a crow's nest, he sleeps among plum blossoms because he is staying with an elegant friend. Crows are not usually considered a migrating bird, but the idea of a wandering crow means a bird of passage or a priest on a journey. (Source: "Basho's Complete Haiku" by Jane Reichhold)

a wandering crow
its old nest has become
a plum tree

-hokku © Basho (Tr. Jane Reichhold)

lingering twilight adds
a coat of gold to evening

washed in silhouettes
her cabin dons a creepy mien -
bedtime stories

a cricket withholds its chirp
green leaves wet with dew

coffee aromas
in hushed tones of morning's breath -
earnest prayers

feet slipping into sandals
to continue trek of scenes

- verses 2-6 © gillena cox




Carpe Diem
Tan Renga Challenge Month 2017 #17 wind in the pines (Candy)

wind in the pines
swirls upward to heaven
whispered prayers
© Candy

her steady trust of needle
beauty embroiders itself
© gillena cox


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9 Comments:

Blogger Kristjaan Panneman said...

A beautiful Soliloquy no Renga Gillena. Thank you for sharing.

3:59 PM  
Blogger gillena cox said...

Thanks for dropping by Kristjaan

Much love...

6:42 PM  
Blogger Sue (this n that) said...

Beautiful and evocative, thanks Gillena :D)

8:44 PM  
Blogger gillena cox said...

Happy you dropped in Sue

Much love...

5:08 AM  
Blogger Lolly said...

delightful, vivid images. "gold coat" "creepy mien" Wonderful! Well done.

I also love the movement or flow of time in the solo renga. twilight, bedtime (night), then dew (morning), then coffee and morning, and then off into the day's activities.

I see what you did there. Nice!

3:32 PM  
Blogger Gillena Cox said...

Thank you for your appreciation Lolly

much love...

4:14 PM  
Blogger Adelaide said...

You are one talented haijin as well as a prolific writer.
Congrats on getting two haiku in Heron's Nest.

Adelaide

9:54 AM  
Blogger Gillena Cox said...

Thank you Adelaide

much love...

3:31 PM  
Anonymous voyance amour gratuite par mail said...

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10:28 AM  

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