Cold Raindrops Fall

Written for the Carpe Diem Challenge #16:    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.

green leaves turn orange
amid the colors we see              
cold raindrops falling             (JzB)

[ … ] your stanza ??????   (7 – 7)


green leaves turn orange
amid the colors we see
cold raindrops falling
seasonal winds shift through leaves
signaling start of the dance


Other entries for Tan Renga Challenge

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

(by Haiku writer – JazzBumpa)

Prompt #16: Cold Raindrops Falling

green leaves turn orange
amid the colors we see
cold raindrops falling

[ … ] 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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14 Responses to Cold Raindrops Fall

  1. Sun says:

    dancing in the fall season – lovely imagery.


  2. jazzbumpa says:

    Several of my granddaughters are dancers
    I can see them twirling among the leaves



  3. Becca I love the dance of the seasons. Autumn is especially colorful with skirts rustling in the whirl
    Wonderful picture


  4. Maggie Grace says:

    Very nice…love the word “dance”…makes it really come alive!


  5. I was unfamiliar with this form. I like the poem and the concept!


    • becca givens says:

      It is similar to a Tanka — both 5-7-5-7-7 — but this one takes two poets to complete! It is a fun challenge! You might try following the link to learn more; and better yet, participate!

      Thank you for your visit and feedback.


  6. I love the dance of the leaves in autumn, nicely completed.


  7. siggiofmaine says:

    Excellent response to the prompt…it’s a merry dance here in Downeast Maine


  8. That’s a dance yet to begin.. and sometimes it’s a great dance


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