Monday, May 9, 2016

fallen leaves

Carpe Diem Tan Renga Challenge Month May 10th "the willow leaves fallen" by Yosa Buson

Buson was not only a haiku poet, he was also a great painter. He painted several paintings to illustrate Basho's world famous haibun "The Narrow Road Into The Deep North"., but he also created several other wonderful haiga.
Haiga by Yosa Buson
However this month it's not about haiga, its about Tan Renga that short chained poem written by two poets. Here is the haiku by Buson for your inspiration to create the second stanza of this Tan Renga.

the willow leaves fallen,
the spring gone dry,
rocks here and there

© Yosa Buson (1716-1784)

only memories of spring
love among cherry blossoms

©  Janice 'petra domina' Adcock
Thanks to Chèvrefeuille for daily prompts on