‘The Old Pond’


Written for the Carpe Diem Challenge:  write a Tan Renga.

Tan Renga is a two stanza poem with 5-7-5 and 7-7 syllables (5-7-5-7-7).  Unlike a Tanka written by one poet, Tan Renga is written by two.  Poet One writes the  5-7-5 and Poet Two completes 7-7.

the old pond
a frog jumps in –
the sound of water

[ … ] your stanza ??????


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the old pond
a frog jumps in –
the sound of water
alligator’s closing eyes
disregards benign ripple

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© rgb for “On Dragonfly Wings with Buttercup Tea”, 2011 – 2013


LOGO - Carpe Diem - Tan RengaPrompt # 5:
The Old Pond
(Matsuo Basho, 1644-1694)

the old pond
a frog jumps in –
the sound of water

[ … ] your stanza ??????

About becca givens

Becca is an artist, poet, and animal communicator. She delights in cooking, nurturing, and sharing a rich spiritual life with others on the Path.
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8 Responses to ‘The Old Pond’

  1. Pat Cegan says:

    Thrusts my soul ever upward
    Frog and I go to heaven

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  2. And an alligator waits for night to come…. 🙂 I can see this.

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  3. Ah that Alligator … nice completion of the Tan Renga Becca.

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  4. Like your finish to the Tan Renga.
    Peace,
    Siggi

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  5. McGuffy Ann says:

    I could see this. Well done.

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