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.
fireworks at midnight
pop and crackle of thunder
wet grass in morning
a break in temperature
a cardinal’s morning call
I woke shortly after midnight to the rapid sound sound of thunder
that could have passed for The 1812 Overture.
This tanka pretty much wrote itself.
oppressive, still air
far distant rolling thunder
as birds fall silent
rain that does not want to fall
no relief from summer heat
This tanka may reflect conditions of late August, but it’s a response to
Tanka Splendor #25 Summer Heat, a prompt from mid-July that I missed while traveling.
Image source: morguefile.com
travel plans canceled
roads washed out by heavy rain
a knock at the door
unexpected guests arrive
in shimmer of transporter
This tanka is my response to Carpe Diem Weekend Mediation #93
Carpe Diem’s Utopia … transportation, which challenges us to create
a classical haiku or tanka with a modern theme
(here with an eye to the future).
loss seems forever
in darkness beyond desire
new needs awaken
one heart touches another
the beauty of new love born
Starting as a senryū, this tanka is my response to
Colleen’s 2019 Weekly #Tanka Tuesday #Poetry Challenge
No. 135 #SynonymsOnly, which offers pretty and ugly as prompt words.
I have used “beauty” and “darkness” as synonyms.
Image source: wallpapers13.com