Saturday, December 27, 2014

Carpe Diem Tan Renga Challenge #66, Jen's "ancient laughter"

Dear Haijin, visitors and travelers,

Today we have here in The Netherlands the second day of Christmas, December 27th, and we have the first snow of this winter. It's a bit sad that the snow starts to fall after Christmas. Well it doesn't matter, because we are still in the mood of Christmas and I love to bring to you all another nice Carpe Diem Tan Renga Challenge. This week's TR challenge is started with a haiku written by Jen (or Paloma) of Blog It Or Lose It. She wrote this haiku in response on our Mountain Cabin prompt and I was immediately "in love" with this (in my opinion) gorgeous haiku, maybe the background information Jen shared had to do with that too.

ancient laughter
captured in a canyon wind –
yucca leaves, rustling

© Jen of Blog It Or Lose It

She shared also a few wonderful photos of Walnut Canyon, one of them I will re-produce here:
Credits: Walnut Canyon
Well you have to find out that post to read or re-read it it's a nice post ... It will not be an easy task to write a second stanza towards this wonderful haiku as is the goal of this Tan Renga Challenge as you all maybe know.
So here is my attempt to write a second stanza towards this one, that second stanza counts 7-7 syllables, but that's not neccessary to use ... feel free to do as you like ...

ancient laughter
captured in a canyon wind –
yucca leaves, rustling
                 (© Paloma)

whispering of ghostly voices
telling a wonderful story
               (© Chèvrefeuille)

This episode of our Tan Renga Challenge is NOW OPEN for your submissions and will remain open until next Friday, January 2nd at noon (CET). Have fun ... be inspired and share your continuation of this Tan Renga with us all.


  1. Beautiful haiku from Jen, that one.

  2. Replies
    1. Thanks Petru --
      I love how you wove mythology into your response -- :)

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    1. Thanks Moonie :)
      All the best to you --

  4. Very honored that you used my hokku for this challenge, Kristjaan --- and I love your response, too. This historic site is so full of echoes and tales and voices -- you've captured the feeling well : )

    All the best to you ---