Farewell Kiss


Failed Haiku: A Journal of English Senryu

January 2017


Tan Renga – Carpe Diem

Today, I am delighted to participate in the prompt at Carpe Diem for a very personal reason. Kris is featuring my poem, which I posted a few weeks ago. The original post is here : Many Conversations A Haibun/Haiga

The challenge is to add two lines to another poet’s haiku to complete the tan renga.  The added lines can and should echo something in the poem but can shift the meaning in any direction the second poet desires.


        at sunrise

        no words between lovers

        just a kiss

                                                                       a butterfly warming

                                                                       to every blossom


©2013 Wabi Sabi

For Carpe Diem ‘ tan renga -just a kiss’ Follow this link to see how other poets completed my haiku!

Many Conversations – A Haibun/Haiga


The woman rises early and makes her way out to the porch to wait for the light and to invite the silence in. Eyes closed, she descends the staircase to her internal spring, near her heart. Drinking just enough to sate the fierce longing, she lets go of bitterness and observes as a gusting breeze sweeps it away. She cries out when she opens her eyes.  The sun, tilting toward the south, filters its light through the trees , dappling an anemone with kisses. A bee passes by, stopping long enough to graze at the pink flower’s pollen feast. The shy little flower, in a shudder of love, suddenly showers the bee with pollen. The woman, training her eyes on the vision before her, tucks a few pieces of pink, a bit of bee and the sunlight into her heart to carry with her during the day. A moment later, she hears a sound in the kitchen.  She moves inside and finds her mate making a pot of strong morning tea. Without making a sound she becomes, for just a moment, the sunlight, the bee and the anemone.

Anemone at Sunrise ©2013 Wabi Sabi
Anemone at Sunrise ©2013 Wabi Sabi

For Carpe Diem ‘  the conversation’

For The Sunday Whirl ‘Wordle #123’

For Poets United ‘Poetry Pantry’


I could not decide, so you are getting both versions :


walking home

after the fireworks show

holding his hand


a kiss in the dark after the fireworks….more sparks


©2013 Wabi Sabi

For Carpe Diem ‘fireworks’

Friends – I have a date with a surgeon this week and my muse is coming along for the ride!  Read  all about it here.  I will be away from my writing desk for awhile and I will miss you all. However, I do plan to be writing again very soon! Until then, peace.