Tan Renga Challenge: Oh Sweet October


oh, sweet october…
spare thy frost on yonder grapes
our sweet summer wine

as fall blooms, we do entreat –
serenade us with your song

(c) Opie Houston/Gene Dupler


Another Tan Renga Challenge from Carpe Diem. The wonderful first stanza was written and copyright by Opie Houston. Opie’s haiku stands alone, wonderfully.

I did my best to marry my words to Opie’s whose poem does a wonderful job at personifying October, making me long for summer, and teasing my tastebuds with the promise of wine.

My stanza is the second (in green, above.)  I couldn’t resist a little song with the wine I was so anticipating.


About ewdupler

Gene is an avid outdoorsman, loves reading and is known to put pen to paper (well, he types) as an amateur poet.
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8 Responses to Tan Renga Challenge: Oh Sweet October

  1. A lovely song! 🙂

  2. magicalmysticalteacher says:

    Autumn serenades can be lovely, can’t they?

    Oh, Sweet October

  3. Excellent completion … Gene this is a beauty.

  4. kaykuala says:

    One feels the opening up of the blooms in a slow motion way! Nicely Gene!


  5. WabiSabi says:

    Very well done…..I tried to get the lyrical sound of the first theee lines but gave up on it. You got it!

  6. lovely singing completion… exactly how these lines should sing.

  7. Sun says:

    summer wine and song…wonderful moment to cherish.

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