Carpe Diem’s Tan Renga Challenge #I, “wind jostles the scarecrow” by Jessica of Like an Apple
At Carpe Diem,it the Tan Renga month.
Tan Renga is a short-linked poem which has two stanza, the first stanza has 5-7-5 syllables (the haiku written by you) and the second stanza has 7-7 syllables. The second stanza is a response on the first and has to have a ‘kind of link’ with the first stanza, but it can also be completely different say ‘a kind of reaction or answer’ on the first, but there always has to be, in some way, a ‘link’ with the first stanza. The Tan Renga looks very similar with the Tanka, but there is of course a little difference. A Tan Renga you write with two poets and a Tanka is written by one poet.
The goal of the Tan Renga Challenge is to write the second stanza of the given incomplete Tan Renga by association on a theme from the first stanza.
Here is our first Tan Renga starting haiku written by Jessica of Like an Apple; Jessica wrote this haiku in response on our kigo ‘scarecrow’ (Kakashi).
Stanza 1 (5-7-5):
wind jostles the scarecrow
near the heavy-hung cornstalks
the summer is spent (Jessica)
Lovely and thank you for the explanation too.
good one – like how autumn is tip toeing. ☺
Thank you Sun-glad you do,it was my fav part too 😉
this season does come in quietly….I love everything about autumn, except knowing what’s coming!
In India,we don’t really have autumn-it just peeps in and it is gone-this year till a few days back,it was raining-monsoon took ages to retreat-so hardly any time for autumn to do the rounds-winter is already at the door;-)Thank you for reading and commenting Joanne:-)
Tiptoeing autumn nicely found second stanza Atreyee. (PS. I have published a new Kasen-Renga Session at http://chevrefeuillescarpediem.blogspot.com )
Thk u Kristjaan:-)Yes,I peeped in last night after the Diwali festivities and was very excited-will definitely attempt it:-)
Also saw that a Haibun challenge has been posted-just started walking that road-thanks to Managua – & I would like to attempt this one too ,specially because your challenge has to fit in with the given frame-that will be tough:-)
Writing haibun is awesome Atreyee … and challenging.
Yes,it is-hope you had time to check my debut “Haibuns” posted a few days back on my blog:-)Would love to hear what you think of them-will start on the CD challenges today-hopefully:-)
I haven’t had time, but I will for sure visit and read your haibun-attempt.
:-)thank you-you are so kind-