Tan Renga with Ese, Jen and myself – REBLOG – March 16, 2015

Jen's Lightening

Jen’s Lightning


For Carpe Diem Tan Renga #77, our task was to build upon a very sensual haiku by Ese of Ese’s Voice.  After I’d added my 7-7 lines, Bastet and I decided to continue the poem into a renga.  Here is what we came up with – it seemed a shame to leave it in the comments section.  🙂

Due to WordPress formatting weirdness, Ese’s original is in black,Bastet’s portions are in blue, and mine are in green.   This probably should have been continued with one more 7/7 segment – but – it just felt *complete* – and I hope Bastet won’t mind if I cap this renga with a favorite piece of music.

stroked by the lightning
delicate peaks of sand dunes
– silence before the storm

in the oasis
a single tree shudders     

the wanderer
looks to the sky in hope
rain in the desert            

everywhere and nowhere
a roar of new life                  

the Tuareg
set up their evening camp
lightning flashed                     

gentle laughter at the fire
and teapot reflections              

hot sugary tea
the cup passes hand to hand
rice boils on the fire                 

the imprint of one thousand moons
blossoms over wet sand             

the desert rose
sparkles by the firelight
The Sahara weeps               

in her dark eyes
waves of laughter and song      

as she danced
the heaven touched the earth
desert men sigh  



This post is a reblog of Jen’s Blog it or Lose it! post lightning renga

22 thoughts on “Tan Renga with Ese, Jen and myself – REBLOG – March 16, 2015

    • Would I ever, I was so sad that I couldn’t click to YouTube and pick it up … and the same goes for the tales of the caravanserai … but perhaps I can search them out through the YouTube!

      I’m happy you enjoyed the renga … it was a magic moment and Jen did so well choosing Desert Rose, I would have chosen it too … one of my favourites!

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