Friday, November 21, 2014

Carpe Diem Tan Renga Challenge #60, Yozakura


Dear Haijin, visitors and travelers,

Welcome at a new Tan Renga Challenge, our 60th Tan Renga Challenge ... a new milestone will be reached this month. I think this month we will have 400.000 hits. That's a lot as I look at our two years of appearance on the Internet ... I am excited ...

This week i have a nice haiku to start this Tan Renga with ... a haiku by our unknown haiku poet Yozakura. He was a disciple of Basho and the 'touch' of Basho we can see in his haiku. In this haiku I think we can see that also.

bright autumn moon
bare branches moving like arms -
the first snow

© Yozakura

A great haiku ...  that mysterious scene of a late autumn night ... bare branches ... snow ... How magical that must have been ...

Credits: bright autumn moon

The goal of this Tan Renga Challenge is to write a second stanza of two lines following the classical 7-7 syllables count (not an obligation) ... to make the Tan Renga complete.

Here is my second stanza:

together with the one I love
drinking red wine in front of the fireplace   (© Chėvrefeuille)

This makes the following Tan Renga:

bright autumn moon
bare branches moving like arms -
the first snow  (Y)

together with the one I love
drinking red wine in front of the fireplace  (Ch)

And now it's up to you to complete this Tan Renga ... by writing a second stanza. Have fun ... be inspired ... and share. This Tan Renga Challenge is NOW OPEN for your submissions and will remain open until next Friday Nivember 28th at noon (CET).


1 comment:

  1. You do enjoy stretching out in front of a fireplace!

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