Dear Haijin, visitors and travelers,
Just a few minutes ago, I was sitting in the frontyard contemplating about Carpe Diem Haiku Kai, I heard beads falling. My neighbor's granddaughter had broken her bead-necklace. She was crying her heart out. Her grandmother (my neighbor) tried to comfort her and said: "Don't be sad sweety. We will repair your bead-necklace together. First granny will do a bead and than you will do a bead". The little girl laughed and clapped in her hands. "Yeah! Granny we are going to make my bead-necklace together!"
This sweet (and sad) scene brought an idea into my mind for our Haiku Kai. I love to introduce it and propose to you all if we will do this. It's just an idea, so let me know what you think about it.
|Credits: The Great Chain|
This is the idea. I will make pairs of haijin, for example Georgia and Jen, and I will give you all a 'hokku' (starting verse of a renga) to start a "Real Renga" with. The pairs of haijin, in this example Georgia and Jen, have to compose a renga together by taking turns to write a stanza for the renga. The renga has to become a chain of at least eight (8) stanza and at the most sixteen (16) stanza. The one who writes the 'ageku' (closing verse with a reference to the hokku) of the renga links the renga to Carpe Diem's "Real Renga"- feature.
I think this will be fun and it makes us more a haiku family.
What do you think of this "Real Renga" idea? Let me know ... and maybe we can start a.s.a.p. with this new feature.
Chèvrefeuille, your host.