I ... entered the poem of life, whose purpose is ... simply to witness the beauties of the world, to discover the many forms that love can take. (Barabara Blackman in 'Glass After Glass')

These poems are works in progress and may be updated without notice. Nevertheless copyright applies to all writings here and all photos (which are either my own or used with permission). Thank you for your comments. I read and appreciate them all, and reply here to specific points that seem to need it — or as I have the leisure. Otherwise I reciprocate by reading and commenting on your blog posts as much as possible.

24 May 2017

Springtime – tan renga

Springtime in Edo,
Not a day passes without
A temple bell sold.                                    © Kikaku

Happy sounds rise on the air –
laughter and hopeful prayers.                    © Rosemary Nissen-Wade


I think of how little I know
of Edo and its temple.                                © Rosemary Nissen-Wade

Written for Carpe Diem's Tan Renga Challenge 2017 #14


  1. Both are really nice. I like your first continuation the most.

  2. The second one can be rather funny