river heals (Tan Renga)

Such a lovely prompt today at Carpe Diem to complete a Tan Renga.  Our host shares his heart warming delight that Carpe Diem has become an engaged and loving family. Here are two completions by our host.

river stones
caressed by flowing water
pale moon shines (Becca Givens)

the sound of a waterfall
makes the night more silent (Chèvrefeuille)

river stones
caressed by flowing water
pale moon shines (Becca Givens)

behind a thin veil of clouds
she, the one I love, smiles at me (Chèvrefeuille)

Indeed, I am a late comer, more like the half-sister or step-sister whichever seems the nicest {grins}.  A family that creates an art painters do, a mood great writers do and encouragement and guidance a caring parent or older sibling do.  In that vein I have written this.  I am starting with the completion that suits the mood of this prompt best.

river stones
caressed by flowing water
pale moon shines ©Becca Givens

intermittent trickle
winks of the milky way © Tournesol

Water is actually my lifeline in so many ways.  At first I looked at this prompt and attempted several completions that appeared morose and yet it is meant to show the power of water and how its presence in my life changes the currents in my heart, soul and moods.   So I wrote several and reread the instructions of our host giving us a choice to write another haiku or completion.  Ah, so back to the drawing board and here are my haiku that map a part of my journey before I arrived to the above completion.

© Roger Kenner – Richelieu River, Chambly, Quebec

toes in icy water,
sting in hope, tingling
mollifies the soul 

tears of despair
finally, river swallows
I can breathe

© Tournesol

16 Replies to “river heals (Tan Renga)”

  1. No “halves” or “steps” in this family, Tournesol — you’re a full sister — never forget that! 😀
    A great post, my dear —

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  2. Fantastic … I really enjoyed how you concluded rengaed the haiku and your own were sublime … from whenst the half-sister or step-sister? You may be at best a little sister … but then we are sisters together as I think we started writing with the family about at the same time 😉 (and I’ve been writing haiku for just over a year btw).

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      1. Ahm … probably less well read than I should be and I haven’t got that lovly book you and Jen bought about Basho (face reddens) I play most of everything I do by ear. And your haiku are really great, you shouldn’t be downplaying yourself so much … hmm.. ah … just saying love 😉

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