Friday, April 11, 2014

Carpe Diem Tan Renga Challenge #30, "daffodils open" by Jules Paige

Dear Haijin, visitors and travelers,

Another week has gone, we had a gorgeous week with our Ghost-Writers and now it's time for a new Tan Renga Challenge. By the way I am a bit behind with commenting on all of your wonderful poems, but I will catch up asap.
This week's Tan Renga is started with a haiku written by Jules of  Jules gems and stuff. I think her haiku is a beauty and will be an inspiration for you all to complete this Tan Renga.
The goal of this Tan Renga Challenge is to complete the Tan Renga with a second stanza of two lines (7-7). You may use the classical count 7-7, but that's no obligation.

Here is the first stanza of this week's Tan Renga, the goal is to write a completion or continuation:

daffodils open
after two days of spring rain  
yellow from heaven

(c) Jules

And here is my completion:

daffodils open
after two days of spring rain
yellow from heaven

reaching for the blue sky
in praise of their Creator

A nice one I think, but well ... that's not up to me to say. Have fun, be inspired and share your completed Tan Renga with our haiku-family.
This episode is NOW OPEN for your submissions and will remain open until April 18th 11.59 AM (CET).


  1. Thank you for the honor of using my haiku for this tan renga challenge.

  2. I am not a member of Tumblr, but I would like to thank Managua for his lovely addition to my haiku. - Thank you.