Tan Renga – January 3, 2015

Credits: (c) photo Björn

the old oak’s roots –
reach from past to future
recall last year

© Björn Rudberg

like a flowing river
life knows no boundaries

old oak roots teach
there is no past or future

© G.s.k. ‘15

Linked to Björn Rudberg of Brudberg’s Writings through Carpe Diem Haiku Ka’s Tan Renga

Tan Renga – Sea Dreams – December 6, 2014

For Carpe Diem Tan Renga #62, our task is to take Björn Rudberg of Brudberg’s Writings hokku and continue it with two lines in of 7/7 syllables. Here is Bjorn’s hokku:

tempting waves –
the old boat still needs
a little rest

© Björn Rudberg

This is how our host finished the hokku:

tempting waves –
the old boat still needs
       a little rest                        
© Björn Rudberg

in the backyard, next to the pond,
an old boat overgrown with Ivy              

© Chèvrefeuille

tempting waves –
the old boat still needs
a little rest

© Björn Rudberg


an old sailor man with red-stained eyes
grieving for the loss of his boat 

© Chèvrefeuille


tempting waves –
the old boat still needs
a little rest

© Björn Rudberg

dreaming of the open sea
under a bright autumn moon

© G.s.k. ’14

Summer Morn – Puente – June 20, 2014

My summer morn began too soon …
Thus abed I pondered song birds,
Puzzled over obscure haiku,
And prompts I thought I’d like to write.

– Jumping out of bed, inspired, I fled –

Sat down behind my white keyboard,
Alas my inspiration, fled …
Dried up and gone like morning dew …
So I had coffee – then chatted.

This is from a prompt I came to through Bjorn, yesterday.  I’d never heard or at least had never wrote for Poetry Jam, but I was intriqued by the form and how Bjorn had written it so very well!

Then this morning I saw the Jen on Blog it or Lose it! had also given it a whirl, so copy-cat that I am, I had to try it out.  As it turned out it was less complicated than I had thought at first.  Though not inspired, I’ll post this and try again in the near future.

This is how it works:

– a total of 3 stanzas;
– 1st and 3rd stanzas 1 & 3 contain different thoughts;
– 1st and 3rd stanzas have the same number of lines (and possibly meter and/or rhyme) – depending on the poet’s preferences;
– 2nd stanza connects the *meaning* of the 1st and 3rd stanzas;
– 2nd stanza is one line and is enclosed in tildes (~);
 – 2nd stanza is technically the last line of the 1st stanza AND the 1st line of the 3rd stanza.

Carpe Diem #444, Ghost Writer 5, Bjorn

snow capped moutainsSnow capped mountains
a break in the morning clouds
cold in the valley

April’s fickle weather
lingering cold and rainfall
green is the valley

Until the snow melts
birds may sing and flowers bloom
still cold lingers on

Written for Bjorn‘s prompt on Carpe Diem Haiku Kai