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')

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11 May 2017

The Flower of a Pumpkin – tan renga

the flower of a pumpkin
as well as Mt. Ishizuchi
is great in scale                                  © Tomiyasu Fusei 

slow changes over time
it forms another shape                       © Rosemary Nissen-Wade


big pot of hot pumpkin soup
family fed from flower                      © Rosemary Nissen-Wade

For the Carpe Diem  Tan Renga Challenge 2017 #8  

(I think I am probably being too intellectual, not enough sensual.
What do you think?)


  1. Luv the intimation of scale in the second one

    much love...

  2. The first one is really good--makes me think of the seasons--but the second one is glorious!

  3. Two excellent 2nd stanza, the first is really my favorite.

    1. Ah, that one I wrote so it could be either flower or mountain. (Smile.)