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Raindrops on Bamboo




raindrops on bamboo
shimmer in the sunlight
little diamonds

Dancing Echoes:

Breathy wind whistles through stand
Lilting melody takes wing

Raindrops on Cypress


Dancing Echoes:

Raindrops on cypress
Pearls of ancient wisdom
Grandma’s lace shawl

 If I may be so bold; I’ve had this photograph of a Cypress tree after a rain storm in my collection or a few months now. I played around with a corresponding poem but never came up with anything solid. When I saw this Tan Renga challenge the photo came immediately to mind and inspired the haiku above. If anyone is so inclined to complete this Tan Renga I would be honored.

In response to CARPE DIEM HAIKU KAI: Carpe Diem Tan Renga Challenge #99 raindrops on bamboo

Author: Dancing Echoes

I am a scientist by trade and artist by soul. My creative outlet used to be dancing but due to injuries and age, I must now find another path. I am hoping my writing, poetry and photography can be this new path. Awards: While I am grateful and honored for the numerous nominations, I don’t have time to respond to them with the attention they deserve, so for the most part, I am an award free blog. All photographs and words are mine unless otherwise credited. © 2015-2023 Dancing Echoes ALL RIGHTS RESERVED Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material without express and written permission from this blog’s author/owner is strictly prohibited. Excerpts and links may be used, provided that full and clear credit is given to Christy Draper with appropriate and specific direction to the original content on Dancing Echoes.

14 thoughts on “Raindrops on Bamboo

  1. If I shouldn’t’ve been in bed an hour ago I would give into my temptation, love haiku and renga! Had to take time to say that picture is so beautiful and clear; a real moment in time captured.

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  2. Thank you. Now go to bed!

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  3. I really enjoyed your beautiful photos and special poetic words you described.
    Weaving nature and the grandma’s shawl was genius. 🙂 I like the cypress tree!
    I recently wrote a post called, “There is peace in trees” and took a photo under a canopy of a pine or evergreen, maybe a spruce? 🙂

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  4. Thank you. I will look for your (peace) piece!


  5. Gorgeous photo and haiku — and a nice tan renga completion too.

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  6. So lovely Christy,

    The raindrops and grandma’s lace shawl 🙂 How wonderfully appropriate. It made me think of several grandmothers – both mine and Mother Natures.


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  7. Awww, thank you Clare : )

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  8. You left a comment on my bamboo post and used the words ‘still beautiful.
    This is scaring me: have I inadvertently helped myself to somebody else’s words?
    Quite feasible as I am pretty drugged up at the minute. Please let me know and then remove this comment I placed here.

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  9. No, no! You were saying you thought you got the challenge wrong as a Tan Renga. I was saying who cares, it is still beautiful! I had a similar thought to the bamboo as a flute. I never read posts until I have composed mine and I love we had similar imagery and I love yours as haiku. FYI, I have had similar scares -thinking my brain reprocessed something someone else did. I think we all go through that.


  10. I really love your website.. Pleasant colors & theme. Did you develop this website yourself?
    Please reply back as I’m looking to create my own blog and would
    love to find out where you got this from or exactly what the theme is named.


  11. Thank you for your compliment. I am using the (free) Yoko theme from WordPress. It allowed me to choose my own colors and header. The header is one of my photographs modified to look like a painting. Yoko is very customizable and works well with a photo/writing combination and I wanted a simple page, not cluttered with stuff. Note, before I chose this theme I tried out a few that I liked. The theme type can be found at the bottom of every blog. In most cases you can put together your template and then try it out on different themes to see how they look. I had a long list of about ten I liked and tried before I settled on this one. Best of luck to you with your blog. I find it to be an amazing community.


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