open invitation ~ tan renga

Carpe Diem Weekend Meditation #68 Tan Renga with Jane Reichhold
asks us to complete each of the three haiku by (
© Jane Reichhold ~ in blue)
to create a tanka chain (of three).

a certain calm
in summer’s passing

an open invitation
passing butterfly answers

flat seas
with the butterfly’s flight
a certain calm

motion of butterfly’s wings
the breeze that stills the water

the hour silent
before the birds awake
waves on sand

touched by all that surrounds us
lapping waves a reminder

Image source: Museum of Fine Arts Boston – Butterflies, by Utagawa Hiroshige

9 thoughts on “open invitation ~ tan renga

  1. I’ve been lucky to be inside living butterfly collections – They are mesmerizing.
    One location in Aruba had two different koi ponds.
    A delightful reminder of what may come this spring when the ‘butterfly’ bush awakens.


    • Thank you! I had fun with that shot. I think the finch on the left is flying backwards (taking off from the feeder). That was the third of three shots taken within a second, and the bird was the farthest away from the feeder in that one.

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