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) ~ Jessica
wind jostles the scarecrow
near the heavy-hung cornstalks
the summer is spent
Stanza 2 (7-7) ~ me
lonely in the cold of day
bonfires to warm the dance tonight
Even scarecrows need to have some harvest celebration!
Celebrate with us at Carpe Diem as we spend the month writing Tan Renga. Tan Renga is a short-linked poem (written by two poets) which has two stanzas. The first stanza has 5-7-5 syllables and the second stanza has 7-7 syllables. The second stanza is a response to the first and has to have a ‘kind of link’ with the first stanza, I call that link an echo of the first stanza. Try your hand at Tan Renga.