Tan Renga: An Apple, Alone


close up of apple blossom and green leaves


one apple, alone
in the abandoned orchard
reddens for winter                                               © Patrick Blanche

her sweetness grows and grows
delighting in the moment                                   © Xenia Tran


close up of a green apple with raindrops


Kristjaan at Carpe Diem has invited us to create a Tan Renga with the given haiku by Patrick Blanche (translated by Michael R Burch). A Tan Renga is a short chained poem written by two poets. It looks very similar to a Tanka, but a Tanka is written by one poet.

With love from Xenia xxx


Photographs by Xenia Tran, edited in lr.

Camera: Panasonic Lumix FZ200, Settings: f/2.8, 1/800, ISO 100 and f/4, 1/640 s, ISO 100.


Carpe Diem Tan Renga Challenge September 2018 III (6): An Apple, Alone

Rag Tag Daily Prompt: Feast


Author: Tranature - quiet moments in nature

The stories, poems and photographs on Tranature are the original creative work of Xenia Tran, inspired by the natural surroundings of the Scottish Highlands.

9 thoughts on “Tan Renga: An Apple, Alone”

    1. Thank you dear Laurie, I had to work with Patrick Blanche’s hokku – in real life this apple has plenty of friends on the tree 😉💖🍏 xxx

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    1. Thank you so much for your kind words Cathy, it looks as if there will be a few more while Kristjaan is hosting Tan Renga month 😉💖 xxx

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    1. Thank you so much for your kind words Penny, I hope you will enjoy those apples soon! Ours are not quite ready yet – the longer we leave them the sweeter they will be 😉🍏 Wishing you a blessed day and much love to you and Tia from all of us here 🙂💖🐕 xxx

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