wind blown from autumn trees
a stream of gold (© Jane Reichhold)
This short poem is called a Tan Renga. Tan Renga looks like a tanka but is written by two people. In this case the first ‘stanza’ is written by Jane Reichhold. The second (final two lines) is my response, prompted by a Carpe Diem feature in honor of Jane Reichhold: “Carpe Diem Universal Jane #3: Riversong”.