planted in exile ~ fusion renga

With Carpe Diem #1514 Exile (Tan Renga Challenge), Kristjaan offers the option of renga or fusion haiku: create a renga response to either or both offered haiku or write a fusion haiku based on both offered haiku. The haiku treat two different aspects of the term “exile,” a lost love and Exodus. These are the offered haiku:

gone in exile
without the one who kissed me all over –
broken sunflower
               © Chèvrefeuille
~~~~~
gone in exile
to become free again
the people of God
               © Chèvrefeuille

This is my response as a fusion haiku:

planted in exile.jpg

planted in exile
petals falling far from home
a new beginning

I have decided to take this further, as a solo renga:

the mending of broken hearts
at the expense of others

Combined, this essentially becomes a tanka:

planted in exile
petals falling far from home
a new beginning
the mending of broken hearts
at the expense of others

 
Image source: Art Institute Chicago – Sugawara Michizane Going into Exile, by Suzuki Harunobu

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