Haiku · nature · Poetry

So many shells so little time #haiku #tanrenga


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


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

Haiku · nature · Photography · Poetry

Desert Island #haiku #photography

sandy path (3)

been this way before

my world ocean encircled

welcome to my home


from the highest peak

civilization in sight



water on all sides

nature frames this lush world

desert island


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???