sun rising due east
greeting vernal equinox
waiting for first buds
their color a welcome sign
end of endless tones of gray
spring warbler spreads wings
leaves droppings while taking flight
spoiled rice cake remains
cat walks across veranda
hungry for departed bird
Carpe Diem Weekend Meditation #110 Carpe Diem Transformation …. Bush Warbler
offers a haiku by Bashō (below, in blue) to be transformed
into a tanka. In a process different from tan renga,
I have revised the original haiku before
adding two lines to create my tanka.
A spring warbler casts
A dropping on the rice cakes –
The veranda edge.
Image source: ukiyo-e.org – Warbler on Red Plum Branch
Carpe Diem Tan Renga Wednesday – White Crane asks us to use
a haiku by Kikaku (in blue) to create a tanka.
waiting for a break in clouds
to deliver good fortune
A crane is said to symbolize good fortune, balance, and happiness.
Image source: ukiyo-e.org – Crane and Waves, by Baiso
(right click image for larger view in new tab)
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
rustling in forest
leaves whisper in ancient tongue
known in any age
swirls rising from forest floor
speak of autumn’s arrival
This tanka is my response to RonovanWrites Weekly Haiku Prompt Challenge #273,
where the prompt words are forest and whisper.
Image source: unsplash.com / Autumn Mott Rodeheaver
take wing, our secrets
living on with you, revealed
when the time is right
seeds to inform the future
of all that may be again
This tanka is inspired by a comment left by Kerfe on my nonet, Lone Vigil, and is
my second response to Colleen’s 2019 Weekly #Tanka Tuesday
#Poetry Challenge No. 145 #PhotoPrompt, with the provided photo
from Pixabay/Susan Cipriano.