Saturday, November 9, 2013

Carpe Diem's Tan Renga Challenge Month #X

Atreyee’s "The Soul Drenched in Love"

the Soul drenched in love
seeks nothing- gives everything
finds Buddha within

(c) Atreyee

wandering, my spirit spreads its wings 
struggling to reach eternity

sharing with trepidation
to Carpe Diem's Haiku

An aside: like the butterfly emerging, 
I am taking a risk with writing tan rengas.
As a first grade teacher,
I knew the importance of making
my classroom safe so that students
would risk being wrong.
It's so much easier to teach a concept
than it is to practice it.


  1. Interesting lines.

  2. See your 'wings spreading' ~ soaring ~ wonderful ~ thanks, carol, xxxx

    ps. true indeed ~ very easy to teach ~ to practice what i teach is sometimes hard ~ human condition ~

  3. wonderful indeed! I am off to read more about Tan Renga - you have now introduced me to something totally new to me! thank you

    1. You're so welcome, Hettienne, I have just heard too and I'm fascinated with it. But it is so new that it's arduous for me, but I think it's worth it.

  4. the flight to reach eternity - beautiful completion, Norma.

  5. Replies
    1. I'm honored, Atreyee, with your comment.

  6. What a wonderful, spiritual, completion of the Tan Renga Norma. The flight to Eternity ... wow!

  7. Nicely done, and I will tell you that the Carpe Diem poets are a kind, encouraging lot. Also, be aware that as many of us write the prompts every day, we know that some days are more inspired than others. I myself only wrote my first Tan Renga a few months ago due to Carpe Diem. Welcome.


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