Evening Rain Tan Renga

passing under the leafy willows

of a street of temples

an evening of rain


tiny drops tingle bare skin

child runs around in circles

* For Carpe Diem Tan Renga # 10.  The haiku is written by Shirao (1735-1792); complimenting it are my two verses of seven syllables each.

Red tear-stained eyes: Tan Renga

decomposed flowers

silent witness of a relative

red tear-stained eyes


now lie before the head stone

fresh flowers of memory

*The haiku is written by Kristjaan. Complimenting it are my two verses of 7 syllables each, thereby completing the renga. For Carpe Diem Tan Renga # 7.

Complimenting Buson’s ”In the stillness”

in the stillness

between the arrival of guests

the peonies 


awaiting the sound of steps

eyes droop down under spring sun

* The haiku is written by Buson and the two following verses are my creation, complimenting Buson’s haiku. For Carpe Diem Tan Renga #6.

Complimenting Basho: Tan Renga Challenge

the old pond

a frog jumps in –

the sound of water


ripples appear on surface

reflecting the cloudy sky

* For Carpe Diem’s Tan Renga Challenge. The popular haiku is written by Basho, one of the most famous haiku poets. And complimenting it are my own two lines, thereby completing the renga.