“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
© Soseki Natsume
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
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