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Canyon Winds Tan Renga

On Carpe Diem Haiku Kai, the host asks us to complete a Tan Renga. This is a cooperative creative game where two lines of seven syllables by one person complete the 5/7/5 haiku of another.  Today’s offering is by Jen at blogitorloseit.com.  She evokes the timeless wonder of the Southwestern desert with this wonderful haiku:

ancient laughter
captured in a canyon wind –
yucca leaves, rustling

The host of Carpe Diem, Chevrefeuille , offers this tan renga:

ancient laughter
captured in a canyon wind –
yucca leaves, rustling
 (© Paloma)

whispering of ghostly voices
telling a wonderful story
(© Chèvrefeuille)

These brought to mind this picture of Carolyn hiking in the Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument in Southern Arizona:

organ pipe

and the whisper of wind through the Organ Pipes inspired this tan renga:

ancient laughter
captured in a canyon wind –
yucca leaves, rustling
 (© Paloma)

 anasazi ancestors

murmur aeolian dreams