Carpe Diem – Tan Renga


December 27, 2014 by petrujviljoen

leaves sepia (900x305)

ancient laughter
captured in a canyon wind –
yucca leaves, rustling (© Paloma)

permeate dream space
Mnemosyne awakens (c PetruJViljoen)

Linked to Carpe Diem Tan Renga inspired by Paloma

11 thoughts on “Carpe Diem – Tan Renga

  1. I like the connection to mythology…

  2. J says:

    Wonderful — I love how you’ve woven mythology into this tan renga — the inspiration for the original hokku / haiku is just steeped in memory, in tales. Very nicely done.

    • Thanks Jen. I love these old dwellings all over the world.

      • J says:

        You’d love Wupatki then, too —
        So many stories there, also.

        All the best to you!

        • I live in South Africa and would love to visit the cave dwellings and sacred spaces of the Khoisan that lived in the area hundreds of years ago. There are some around in the area where I now live but the actual locations are kept a huge secret because people are so idiotic. They scribble and spray graffiti all over these ancient paintings. I’m busy working up on a trust relationship with an anthropologist that lives in a neighbouring town … one of these days!

        • J says:

          Oh wow — how neat! I hope you can work things out with the anthropologist so you can visit the Khoisan dwellings. It would be a wonderful, once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. A shame though — same problem happens here — the occasional graffiti and garbage — thankfully Wupatki and Walnut Canyon have escaped the idiocy though. I imagine that if the Khoisan spaces came under national protection there would be an outcry, though, too — darned if you do, darned if you don’t. What a shame.

        • These sites are difficult to supervise as they are remote. I’ll phone her (the anthropoligst) again and see what can be arranged. I’ve even promised to wear a blindfold on the way there and back so I won’t find the place again!

        • J says:

          Good luck then!
          A shame that all the secrecy is necessary…

  3. I love the dry leaves – ethereal…

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