Carpe Diem”s Tan Renga Challenge Month #IX, JRB”s ”By the shore”

I’m honoured that Carpe Diem have used one of my haiku for this Tan Renga challenge. The goal of a Tan Renga is to add 2 x 7 syllable lines to a 5-7-5 haiku prompt. Given that I used 3-5-3 form in the original haiku, I shall complete the renga with 2 x 5 syllable lines.



Image by Lpm43792

by the shore
discarded lovers
broken shells
waves of emotion
crashing to the shore

Smiles, love and laughter

© John Belchamber 2013

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About jrbsays

Just a regular married father of three type of guy. Writer of Haiku, founder of and other bits and other bobs.
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12 Responses to Carpe Diem”s Tan Renga Challenge Month #IX, JRB”s ”By the shore”

  1. WabiSabi says:

    Ah…..yes! But then it IS your poem!! Thank you for sharing!


  2. This capping verse goes so well with the haiku. Yes!


  3. Oh yes.. this tastes well… the shore is a cruel and soothing place at the same time.


  4. becca givens says:

    I like it your continuation!!
    The 2 (5) was my question to Kris for 3-5-3 … seemed like it would be but I was unsure. Thank you for sharing for our challenge. 😀


  5. Sun says:

    i do believe some emotions can be that strong ☺ thanks!


  6. Beautiful and sad completion


  7. You’ve made the scene stronger with your 2nd stanza JRB … I can feel the sadness …


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