Arhive

Tan renga Chained Together III (15) broken by the storm

broken by the storm
the asters’ fragrance rises
out of damp earth

© Jane Reichhold

a diligent bee lingering
in the heart of the flower

© Virginia Popescu


Photo : Virginia Popescu

Carpe diem – Tan renga Chained Together III (15) broken by the storm

Reclame

Tan renga – Chained Together III (14) sparkling wine

Sparkling wine
Flames dance in her hand
He is granted a smile

© Yozakura

the aroma of her lips
makes him drunk with love

© Virginia Popescu


(Image found on Pinterest)

Carpe diem -Tan renga – Chained Together III (14) sparkling wine

Tan-renga – Chained Together III (7) grasses wilt

grasses wilt:
the braking locomotive
grinds to a halt

© Yamaguchi Seishi, (Tr. Michael R. Burch)

some foreign tourists get on
for travelling by “Mocăniţa”

© Virginia Popescu


(Mocăniţa – steam train from Romania – image found on Pinterest)

Carpe diem – Tan-renga – Chained Together III (7) grasses wilt

Renga With Basho Hineri #8 missing a wife

missing a wife –
putting on bamboo grass

my frugal dinner

I forget to eat listening
to the chirping of the crickets

above all else
a dependable chinquapin tree stands
in a summer grove

what a pleasure to rest
under its cool shadow

path of the sun
the hollyhock leans into
early summer rain

each drop of water shines
in a wonderful color

a dragonfly
unable to settle
on the grass

the golden summer light
filters between its transparent wings

each with its own light
fireflies in the trees
lodge in flowers

one by one the stars
twinkle in the dark sky

an early winter shower
a rice paddy with new stubble
darkens just a bit

Matsuo Bashô

a thick steam slowly rises
from the bowl of hot rice

Virginia Popescu


Photo : Virginia Popescu

Carpe diem – Renga With Basho Hineri #8 missing a wife

Tan-renga – pear tree in bloom

Spring blue sky
over the disasters of war –
peace in nature

© Virginia Popescu

pear tree in full bloom on a battlefield
collapsed house becomes beautiful again

© Shiki (re-worked by Chèvrefeuille)

(Photo found on Pinterest)

Carpe diem -Tan-renga – pear tree in bloom