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So many shells so little time #haiku #tanrenga

Common-hermit-crab-on-sandy-beach

The goal of this Tan Renga Challenge is to complete the Tan Renga (short -chained poem) started with the haiku. To complete the Tan Renga you have to write the second stanza (7-7) by inspiration of the first stanza (the haiku; 5-7-5):

life from the sea
shipwrecked on the sand
so many shells

(Cathy Tenzo)

life from the sea
shipwrecked on the sand
so many shells

carefully carried away

by local inhabitants

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A fun challenge encouraged by Kristjaan Panneman at Carpe Diem

Photography: The image of the hermit crab was shot by Emmanuel Lattes image permission by Arkive.Org

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Desert Island #haiku #photography

sandy path (3)

been this way before

my world ocean encircled

welcome to my home

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from the highest peak

civilization in sight

Catalina

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water on all sides

nature frames this lush world

desert island

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all I need I have

refreshed in the endless blue

food falls from heaven

sandy path 4

The Carpe Diem prompt today is Desert Island. One question Kristjaan asked: what would you take to a desert island?  I’ve worked on two desert islands and was surprised that the food was plentiful and the water surrounding a welcome beauty and refreshment.  Fresh water would be what I would bring. What would you need to survive???