Tempting Waves


tempting waves –

the old boat still needs

a little rest              (© Björn Rudberg)


in dry oars a beetle burrows

but shouldn’t stay          (Blake)


This poem was written for Carpe Diem’s Tan Renga Challenge #62, Björn Rudberg’s “tempting waves”, another great prompt hosted by Chèvrefeuille at Carpe Diem Haiku Kai. In this challenge a haiku by Björn Rudberg of Björn Rudberg’s Writings was our inspiration and we were asked to take her 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.