Youth passes, repasses


youth passes, repasses

the smell of water fights

on summer concrete


This poem was written in response to a Proustian moment in the recent warm weather. And, to finish, here’s The Stone Roses, briefly –

A Dream in a Dream


a dream in a dream

sand slipping through old fingers

autumn leaves turn red           (Georgia)


young fingers straining to reach

elusive blue skies               (Blake)


This poem was written for Carpe Diem Tan Renga Challenge #61, Georgia’s “a dream in a dream”, another great prompt hosted by Chèvrefeuille at Carpe Diem Haiku Kai. In this challenge a haiku by Georgia of Bastet and Sekhmet’s Library 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.