Two Tan Renga: Hokku by – Tomas Transtromer and Hamish Gunn – May 11, 2016

A renga with Tomas Tranströmer

A dragonfly pair
fastened to one another
went flickering past

©Tomas Tranströmer

joyfully trapped flying
in a summer romance

© G.s.k. ’16

A renga withHamish Managua Gunn

petal lanterns —
a waterfall of flowers
her lips touch mine

© Hamish Managua Gunn

streams of sensation
under spring moonlight

© G.s.k. ’16

This is Tan Renga Month at Carpe Diem Haiku Kai and I was away and was happy to see that I only missed on of the Tan Renga – so for the episode dedicated to May 7, I also wrote for the hokku presented on May 6.

Carpe Diem Special – Tomas Tranströmer’s Fourth Haiku – November 21, 2014

Carpe Diem Haiku Kai

and the night streams in
from east to west, traveling
in time with the moon

© Tomas Tranströmer


Today’s special is to write a haiku in the “same tone, sense and spirit” but it is also the second day of the vision quest, so we must look for and express the inner spiritual meaning we receive from the haiku as well:

and as the moon sets
the train rumbles eastward
seeking the dawn

© G.s.k. ’14

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