bright burst of color
leaving blanket of dry leaves
this path to autumn
This haiku is my response to Colleen’s 2019 Weekly #Tanka Tuesday #Poetry Challenge No. 152 #Poet’sChoice.
Photos taken 5 November 2019 while hiking at Painted Rock Conservation Area, Missouri.
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Carpe Diem #1775 Morning Glory! is part of a new feature,
“Carpe Diem’s Transformation,” which has the goal of using the scenes and images
of a given haiku to create a transformed haiku into a tanka.
Another feature of Carpe Diem is to create a Tan Renga, a short exercise that adds two lines to a given haiku to create a tanka. Making a distinction, I have interpreted this new prompt
to be a challenge to first transform a given haiku by re-creating it
before adding two lines to make it a tanka.
The haiku provided (in blue) is by Chiyo-Ni, and my tanka follows.
the well bucket-entangled,
I ask for water
morning glory filled with water
refreshing my thirst
accepted as good omen
a fresh start to my travels
Image source: morguefile.com / rollingroscoe
leaves in autumn rain
apples ready for harvest
beginning of life
This haiku/haiga is my response to Carpe Diem
Weekend Meditation #108 CD Imagination … Still Life,
which offers an image by Dina Belenko for inspiration.
Image source: Bored Panda – Dina Belenko
their colors aflame
shade changing with the season
the beauty of leaves
This haiku/Haiga/magnetic poetry is my response to Frank Tasone’s #Haikai
Challenge #107: Fall Foliage
If you want to try magnetic poetry, you can do it online, here.
lone goose taking point
companions keeping abreast
in seasonal flight
Colleen’s 2019 Weekly #Tanka Challenge #Poetry Challenge
No. 127 #SynonymsOnly offers follow and lead as prompt words.
I have used “keep abreast” and “take point” as synonyms.
Image source: audobon.org
one bird seems to lead
that winged arc across the sky
none truly follow
reaching their destination
instinct their only compass
With a memory like a sieve, it’s ironic that, at times, once I have a word in my head I can’t get it out. Colleen’s Tanka Tuesday Challenge No. 127 – Synonyms Only offers the words
lead and follow. Once I started writing, those words were there to stay,
so consider this a non-response to her prompt.
Image source: cornell.edu
I can imagine
Inspired by Dwight Roth’s photo – included in Memories of Summer – this haiku/haiga is
a response to Frank Tassone’s #Haikai Challenge #71: Still Cold.