The Old Oak’s Roots


the old oak’s roots –

reach from past to future

recall last year                      ( (c) Björn Rudberg)


here our path looks trampled

though seeds still lie about                   (Blake)



This poem is part of Carpe Diem Tan Renga Challenge #67, Björn Rudberg’s “the old oak’s roots”, another great prompt hosted by Chèvrefeuille at Carpe Diem Haiku Kai. In this challenge a lovely haiku by Björn Rudberg of Brudberg’s Writings was our inspiration and we were asked to take his hokku and add two lines in approximately 7/7 syllables, to create a two-person tanka, a tan renga. All of the poems in the link-up can be read here.

9 thoughts on “The Old Oak’s Roots

    • Thanks, Bjorn. Your haiku does that cool thing of blending observations of nature with a possible personal interpretation and the only way I could think of continuing that was through the seeds 🙂

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