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.

11 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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