the open window screened with a web leaf shadows © Jane Reichhold raise the misty morning veil mother leads her fawns to drink Today’s Tan Renga challenge #108 at Carpe Diem Haiku Kai is to echo Jane Reighhold’s beautiful haiku.
morning glory! the well bucket-entangled, I ask for water © Chiyo-Ni (1703-1775) pink face welcomes sunny days tears of heaven, silvery jewels © mdw 2016 morning glory! the well bucket-entangled, I ask for water rusty pail slips from my hands listen for the endless bottom (ok I had to do something fun) The […]
a child’s memory sweet is her pink fruit smile leg, hands and limbs (mdw) where the waters flow afar the village glows with sweet plum flowers (Anonymous) The Tan Renga challenge (from Kristjaan Panneman) is to build a haiku off the two lined stanza. A great challenge as we usually build off […]
borrowing sleep from the scarecrow’s sleeves midnight frost © Basho (Tr. Jane Reichhold) sleepwalker’s nightly path no one knows where you go ~mdw I am reminded of my son’s odd sleepwalking habits. He seemed to have a path that he always followed (it always ended on the stairs). It got longer as […]
ancient laughter captured in a canyon wind – yucca leaves, rustling © Jen of Blog It Or Lose It ancient laughter captured in canyon wind yucca leaves, rustling ~Jen echoed conversation wisdom of the ages ~mdw This is Carpe Diem’s Tan Renga prompt for the weekend If you are unfamiliar with the Tan Renga form, […]
The goal of the Tan Renga Challenge is to write the second stanza of the Tan Renga. With that two-lined stanza (classical syllables count 7-7) you complete or continue the scene/story of the first stanza. You don’t need to use the 7-7 syllables count, but feel free to do so. Here is my attempt to […]
flight of the eagle stepping into the world of dreams – a silent cry (c) Chèvrefeuille spirited up to the clouds drawing lines with the sky (c) MDW A Tan Renga is a duet of sorts where one poet echos the primary poet. Kristjaan at Chevrefeuille’s Carpe Diem is constantly stretching the writers to soar […]
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 […]
shedding summer skin willow floats downstream reflecting season’s end (c) Maggie Grace none to catch last remains waterlogged and withered The Tan Renga from Maggie Grace is a wonderful reflection of the season of fall. Enjoy other Tan Renga at Carpe Diem.