Carpe Diem Extra *2015 CDHK’s first Renga Party*

This week there’ s starting a new feature on Carpe Diem Haiku Kai – the first CD Renga Party. Renga is a chained poem, written by at least two poets or – in our case – 17 Carpe Diem Haiku Kai family members. In this first CD Renga Party “in the twilight” our task will be to create a classical kasen-renga of 36 links.
So…we take off with a beautiful haiku, composed by our Carpe Diem Haiku Kai host Chèvrefeuille:

in the twilight
mist creeps over the fields –
                                              stars twinkle           /Chèvrefeuille/

climbing vines of honeysuckle
               scented breeze lures out the moon    /Ese/

moonglow touches earth
sparkles brightly on still water
                     diamonds on the pond    /Candy/

sudden rainfall scatters the light
                                 -a lightning flash makes a frog jump  /Forest Tinker/

brittle rings break
amid drifting leaves –
                     Luna, eclipsed              /Jen/

swaying branches dance
                 with the autumn wind      /Sky/

two silhouettes
under umbrella
                at the bus stop    /Sky/

navigating by instinct
                  on the road to Shangri-La   /Lolly/

love echoes
in the halls of paradise
                               a blackbird’s song     /Georgia/

umbrella eclipses kiss
                                      stolen amongst sweet whispers   /Dancing Echoes/

day meets night
my love lost in dark,
              feel his aura   /Usha/

his skin kissed in the scent
                  of autumn dreams   /Dolores/

witching hour
shimmer of the moon
                             caressing her curves   /Celestine/

there in the gentle ripples
                      their hearts speak one language  /Gillena/

celestial bodies
envious of the lovers –
                   twinkle each other   /Milan/

spiritual lantern whisper
                 chorus of eternal love  /Ruchi/

scent of hyacinth
mingle with the cool moonlit air
                   nights to remember  /Jazzy/

purple beauties wink merrily
lovers drink in the mystique

holding hands
light spring in step
              – swing sways   /Nimi/

on the children’s playground
                                memories grabbing me by the throat  /Chèvrefeuille/

early temple bell
young monk shudders in his sleep
                   dream interrupted       /Ese/

strutting rooster crows
                  as farmer sips his morning tea   /Candy/

and the hunter, he waits
he waits as the sun rises
                                   in the Azalea grass   /Forest Tinker/

plea and answer, eye to eye
                    and the bow is lowered     /Jen/

trampled pride
on a trembling lip
               it’s dawning     /Sky/

morning wood fuels the fire,
                he wants coffee, tea and me   /Lolly/

arrow pierces flesh
quivering quarry succumbs
                                          passion springing forth   /Dancing Echoes/

On a dark night
moon and stars hidden,
             are they with you!    /Usha/

Carpe Diem Haiku Kai

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Candy, now passing it on to you…enjoy!

PS: I will add the other parts, written by Carpe Diem Haiku Kai family members, here.

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