Spring Showers #tanrenga #photography

 

morning glory!
the well bucket-entangled,
I ask for water

© Chiyo-Ni (1703-1775)

 

pink face welcomes sunny days

tears of heaven, silvery jewels

© mdw 2016

azalea in a drop

morning glory!
the well bucket-entangled,
I ask for water

rusty pail slips from my hands

 listen for the endless bottom

(ok I had to do something fun)

milk pail

The Tan Renga takes the verse of another (in this case Chiyo-Ni) as inspiration. The poet then adds two lines (7-7) to create a link between the two poets.

Chevrefeuilles Haiku Kai (hosted by Kristjaan Panneman) has prompted another  wonderful challenge for spring.

Outline of the Sky #haiku #photography #nature

meigetsu ya ittemo ittemo yoso no sora

autumn’s bright moon,
however far I walked, still afar off
in an unknown sky

© Chiyo-Ni a well known haiku poetess from the 18th century.

 

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face the path alone

destination beyond  reach

wolf knows the way

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silent embrace

dawn’s mountain top caress

warmth rises

Today’s prompt from Chevrefeuille’s Carpe Diem is “The Unknown Sky.”

The photograph was taken of the Sierra Madre foothills when all was still and cool.

The photo has a sensual feel that I always feel compelled to write about *wink*

What lies in the unknown sky for you?