Sunday, November 24, 2013

Carpe Diem's Tan renga Challenge Month #XXV, Gene's "October Forest''

Dear Haijin, visitors and travelers,

Time flies when you have fun ... it's a phrase we use often here in The Netherlands, but it's very true. We are almost at the end of this Tan Renga Challenge Month and it was fun ... don't you think so? It was a different month, but a joy to make.
Today our 25th Tan Renga Challenge of this month ... I have chosen a wonderful haiku to start the Tan Renga with. This haiku was inspired on the poem ''October'' by Frost, which we had for our 4th Carpe Diem ''distillation'' episode and it's written by Gene of Gene's Musings.Today's Tan Renga starts with:

October forest
With amethyst enchantment
Frost greeting sunlight

(c) Gene

Not an easy one to complete I think, but I am looking forward to your completion of this Tan Renga.

October Forest

All those wonderful colors of autumn ... at their most beautiful time in October. Really this looks like a festival of colors, celebrating Mother Nature ... Awesome.

Here is my attempt to complete this Tan Renga:

October forest
with amethyst enchantment
frost greeting sunlight

the silence of an auutmn morning
rejoicing Mother Nature's love

Ah! Autumn ... Autumn ... my season.

Now it's up to you my dear Haijin, visitors and travelers to complete this Tan Renga in your own way. Have fun, be inspired and share your completed Tan Renga with us all here at Carpe Diem Haiku Kai.
This episode of our Tan Renga Challenge Month will stay on until November 27th 11.59 AM (CET) and is open for your submissions today at 7.00 PM (CET).


  1. and here I thought "time flies when you're having fun" was a uniquely American saying.,I have really enjoyed completing these lovely haiku you chose...can't believe it's almost December!

  2. Yes autumn does have a certain silence after the raucous sounds of summer! Nice completion!

  3. Oh this is wonderful.. had forgotten that challenge.. loved the peace in your completion...

  4. Lovely photo and a well penned completion of Gene's haiku ~ Happy Week to you ~ carol, xxx

  5. Your completion is wonderful. I really liked the way you blended sound into the view of the forest.

  6. I find the silences of autumn--or any silence, for that matter--to be restorative.

  7. early morning is quiet but especially in the autumn with many of the leaves gone to rest..nicely done

  8. The autumn silences are the best. :)

  9. yes, autumn is such a lovely season - wonderful.