Carpe Diem Tan Renga Challenge 103 Basho’s “a flash of lightning.”

Here is my contribution to the lovely “hokko” chosen by our Carpe Diem Haiku Kai host, written by the master Basho.  (A Tan Renga consists of a three-line Haiku by one poet, and completed with two additional lines written by another poet.) http://chevrefeuillescarpediem.blogspot.com/2016/06/carpe-diem-tan-renga-challenge-103. inazuma ya yami no kata yuku goi no koe a flash of lightning— passing through the darkness a night heron’s scream ©Basho … Continue reading Carpe Diem Tan Renga Challenge 103 Basho’s “a flash of lightning.”

Carpe Diem 974 Cyprus, a poem

Here is a small contribution to Carpe Diem Haiku Kai, one of my favorite poetry sites.     Hosted by Chèvrefeuille, the site discusses Haiku and other forms of Japanese poetry, and some interesting history to go along with it.  Here’s the link, for those who are so inclined to visit 🙂   chevrefeuillescarpediem.blogspot.com/ The particular topic of this poem is the Island of Cyprus, which has been … Continue reading Carpe Diem 974 Cyprus, a poem