Tan Renga

Magnolia Tan Renga

Carpe Diem Tanga Renko


“Dear Haijin, visitors and travelers,


As I promised in an earlier post I will ‘restart’ the Carpe Diem Tan Renga Challenge in which the goal is to complete a Tan Renga by writing the 2nd stanza of two lines (7-7 syllables approx.) to a given haiku. Tan Renga is a short chained renga written by two (2) haiku poets and looks similar to tanka.
In an earlier post I gave a short explanation and an Example of a Tan Renga (that post you can find HERE).


In this ‘restarting’ episode I have chosen a haiku written by Soseki Natsume which I used in our last CD Theme Week ‘Magnolia Blossoms, haiku by Soseki Natsume’.


Here is the first (3-lined) stanza of the Tan Renga you have to complete:”~Chevrefeuille


the sky I see
seems full of
magnolia blossoms

© Soseki Natsume

My part:

pink clouds show off their beauty

as they compete with the blooms

© Carol Campbell

Here is Chevrefeuille’s response:

colorful clouds of fantasy
a new day rises
                         © Chèvrefeuille

❤ ❤ ❤


Published by: writersdream9

I have been writing all my life but for the most part, it has been a secret. My parents did not believe writing was a good way to earn money so I hid my poems. Then one day, I wanted to comment on an essay that a friend had written and found myself with a blog. That quiet whisper inside said, "You can write your poetry and no one will ever know.". I knew nothing of followers and the like at that time. So, here I am trying to learn my craft and enjoying every moment of it. My personal details are, I'm 57, married for 39 years, have one grown son who is God's gift to us and last but not least at all, I'm a Baha'i which basically means that I love all humanity.

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