Carpe Diem’s Tan Renga Challenge #23, ” into the sea “
At CD,our wonderful host Kristjaan has once again chosen this lovely starting haiku by Jane Reichhold for completion of Tan Renga.
melting into the sea
the full moon
leaves a candle bright
(c) Jane Reichhold
lovers rendezvous under
gossamer dreams,starry eyed
Carpe Diem’s Tan Renga Challenge #22, JRB’s “The Sweetest of Dreams”
For this week’s Tan Renga challenge at CD ,our gracious host Kristjaan has chosen this lovely haiku by JRB of Five-Seven-Five.
the sweetest of dreams
flowing like silk on her skin
sharp intake of breath
Here is my completion.
passionate kisses,eyes close
her lips part in ecstasy
Carpe Diem’s Tan Renga Challenge #20, Joanne’s “Autumn Leaves”
At Carpe Diem, this week’s Tan Renga Challenge is started with a haiku by Joanne of 4Joy. She wrote it in response on Garry Gay’s 4th Special and it’s a stunning haiku. The goal is to write the second stanza (7-7) to this Tan Renga started by Joanne.
Stanza 1 (5-7-5):
myriad shades red and gold
begin to fall as snow (Joanne)
Stanza 2 (7-7):
saddles her winter horses
snow flakes ,frost and hail follow (Atreyee)
Carpe Diem’s Tan Renga Challenge #15, Managua Gunn’s “Cricket’s last song”
This week’s Tan Renga Challenge starts with a haiku written by Managua Gunn from “Coffee with Yer Pirate”.
The haiku by Managua Gunn, is about a prostitute.The task of this Tan Renga Challenge is to complete the first stanza with a second stanza with 7-7 syllables. So our first stanza of the new Tan Renga Challenge is:
First stanza (5-7-5):
Cricket’s last song
even the prostitute hears –
stops waving her fan (Managua Gunn)
Second stanza (7-7):
monotony of business
broken by it’s farewell call (Atreyee)
A Tan Renga has two stanzas, the first has 5-7-5 syllables and the second stanza has 7-7 syllables. It looks similar to the Tanka, the only difference is that a Tanka is written by one poet and the Tan Renga is written by two poets. (The Tan Renga is a short chained verse, as the Renga is a long chained verse.) This Tan Renga Challenge is a weekly event at Carpe Diem and this week the first stanza of the Tan Renga is by WabiSabi one of the contributors to the daily haiku meme at Carpe Diem.
First stanza (5-7-5)
at sunrise –
no words between lovers
just a kiss ( Wabi Sabi )
Second stanza (7-7)
impatiently for sunset (Atreyee)