Carpe Diem-Tan Renga challenge # XX

Carpe Diem’s Tan Renga Challenge Month #XX, WabiSabi’s ”old beacon”


At CD,our host Kristjaan has set the challenge for today’s TanRenga with this amazing Haiku by Wabi Sabi.


old beacon
hailing all strangers –
mind the land

(c) WabiSabi

And here is my completion:-)

sweet siren song beckoning
sailors leap embracing death








Carpe Diem’s Tan Renga challenge

Carpe Diem’s Tan Renga Challenge #13, “just a kiss” by Wabi


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)

passion ignited,waiting
impatiently for sunset                                        (Atreyee)