Friday, October 31, 2014

Carpe Diem Tan Renga Challenge #56, "Home" by Jazzytower

Dear Haijin, visitors and travelers,

Time flies ... another week has gone and it's already time again for our Tan Renga Challenge. This weeks Tan Renga Challenge I have chosen a haiku written/composed by Jazzytower of "thoughts and entanglements". Jazzytower wrote this haiku in response on "Vladivostok".

She provides us with her haiku, our "hokku" for this Tan Renga. Here it is:

winding through past life
foreign tongues absorbed in dreams
sense of home prevails

© Jazzytower of “thoughts and entanglements”

An awesome haiku I think and I think it is a source of inspiration to write a second stanza (7-7, no obligation) towards it to complete or continue the Tan Renga. I love to give it a try to make this Tan Renga complete with my second stanza.

winding through past life
foreign tongues absorbed in dreams
sense of home prevails

hear! monks chant Om Mani Padme Hum
spreading peace all around the globe

Credits: Om Mani Padme Hum

Om Mani Padme Hum means:

Om purifies bliss and pride (realm of the gods); Ma purifies jealousy and need for entertainment (realm of the jealous gods); Ni purifies passion and desire (human realm); Pad purifies ignorance and prejudice (animal realm); Me purifies greed and possessiveness (realm of the hungry ghosts); Hum purifies aggression and hatred (hell realm).

I hope you all are inspired to write/compose the second stanza of this Tan Renga and make it complete or continue the imagery of the "hokku". 

This Tan Renga Challenge is NOW OPEN for your submissions and will remain open until next Friday November 7th at noon. Have fun ... be inspired and share ...

1 comment:

  1. What a great challenge and love that you used that mantra...I remember copying down over and over years ago to remember it but it was nice that you also gave readers an explanation too:)