Soliloquy No Renga – Santoka Taneda – May 5, 2016

Aki noyo ya inu kara morattari neko ni ataetari
Autumn night–
I received it from the dog
And gave it to the cat.
 
© Santoka Taneda
the cat worried it then left it
looking for some mice
an owl hooted loudly
the mice lay silent waiting
afraid in their nests

the cat looked for its rivals
the dog and now the owl
 first drops of rain
fell on the new-mown hay
I crawled under the sheets
my lover stretched out for me
and held me in his embrace
landing on the bed
the cat and dog tumbled
that autumn night

© G.s.k. ‘16

“Santoka Taneda (1882-1940). Santoka Taneda is known for his ‘free-styled’ haiku, no syllables-count, no kigo. He was really a free-thinker in haiku-land.”

Carpe Diem Tokubetsudesu #78 Soliloquy no Renga “autumn night” by Santoka Taneda

The Minstrel – Soliloquy no Renga – May 5, 2016

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the morning shadow
hidden a minstrel sings
a song for his love

echoes upon the water
brings no answer hither

where is his lady
flown off to meet another
his song echoes still

along the walkways others
walk past without hearing him

the wind changes
cold upon the land – whispers
spring hides away

now the willow’s tresses fly
as the cold winds blow from sea

in the coming storm
a blackbird sings of love
hidden in shadows

© G.s.k. ‘16

Well … I just discovered that I misread the consignment so I for Carpe Diem Tokubetsudesu #78 Soliloquy no Renga “autumn night” by Santoka Taneda  I will attempt to write a proper “Soliloquy No Renga” perhaps later today if I have time … I won’t be posting for the next 4 days as the Historical Reenactment season is again upon us and I’ll be off to 1430 Italy … ciao,  Bastet

Solstice Night – Soliloqui no Renga – January 10, 2016

flare

paper balloon with candle – solstice celebrations

at the seashore
wind of summer through my hair
the shortest night

© Chèvrefeuille

there a shooting star flares
reflections on the water

night whispers
palm trees and willows
midnight encounter

splashing crescendo
love-making odyssey

 skimming the waves
along the dark skyline
bobbing lights

fishermen young and old
their life in their nets

upon the shoals
echos of ghostly laughter
old coot

first rays of moonlight
shimmer off the duck’s back

in silence
reverberating splash
a single pebble

toasting with wine
an a-ha moment

summer-time
ach – that old sultry song
mosquito’s ode

Ageku:

pink and red on velvet blue
so ends the shortest night

© G.s.k. ‘16

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