Star Festival

Carpe Diem Tan Renga Challenge #87, Basho’s “for the Star Festival

“….On the seventh day of the seventh month, now celebrated on July 7, is Tanabata (“Star Festival”)…”
“… On a summer night, considered by the Japanese as the beginning of autumn, in this hemisphere, these are the two brightest stars seen directly overhead. If it rains the lovers cannot meet…”
My inspiration came from the above.

Our host’s attempt:

for the Star Festival
even  hearts cannot meet
rainy-rapture   (Basho)

after a while the clouds move
finally the lovers can meet each other
(Chèvrefeuille)

My attempt:

for the Star Festival
even  hearts cannot meet
rainy-rapture   (Basho)

love notes written to pass time
wants this seventh day to end

PR

5/29/15

For further reading on the prompt please follow this link
http://chevrefeuillescarpediem.blogspot.com/2015/05/carpe-diem-tan-renga-challenge-87.html?m=1

WP Weekly Photo Challenge: on the way

These photos were taken a few days before Memorial Day (the official start of the summer season) from the boardwalk, at Coney Island. Everything was pristine, awaiting the crowds. It was the quiet before the storm.

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In response to The Daily Post’s weekly photo challenge: “On the Way.”