#solo-renga, #haiku, #tanka

For Frank Tassone’s challenge, I used the kigo “midsummer rain” for challenge #195 to write a solo renga:

midsummer rain flows
rivulets run down the street
rainbow slicks glisten

the heady scent of wet earth
moisture adds a second skin

© 2021 Colleen M. Chesebro

For challenge #196, “summer moon (natsu no tsuki) / Strawberry Supermoon, I wrote a (5-7-5) haiku:

summer moon glitter
long light snakes across the lake
twilight shadows swell

© 2021 Colleen M. Chesebro

For challenge #197 smoldering hot (moyuru) I wrote a tanka:

smoldering hot day
brilliant sun scintillations
a twinkling mirage
blurring the straight pathway home
stay on the straight and narrow

© 2021 Colleen M. Chesebro
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16 thoughts on “#solo-renga, #haiku, #tanka”

  1. Oh no… don’t melt!!

    Lovely verses. I can picture all the scenes clearly 😀

    Even with the sun playing peek-a-boo I was able to get some wash on the line and it dried quickly!

  2. You wrote a poem for each theme like I did. I like them. Each one is really vivid, and I could visualize/feel the scenario. I liked your description of rainbow slicks, also “long light snakes across the lake” and “brilliant sun scintillations.”

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