Dear Haijin, visitors and travelers,
I think I have a nice new feature for our loving family of haiku poets. Maybe you can remember that we had a renga session feature at CDHK, but it died a silent death, and for a while I thought that renga cannot be done at CDHK.
Recently I have read Jane Reichhold's "Writing and Enjoying Haiku" and in that book Jane has written a chapter about renga. As I read that chapter I thought "maybe I have to try this again, because renga was the "birthplace" of haiku". That's the reason why I have created a new CDHK feature which I love to introduce here ... this new CDHK feature is titled "Carpe Diem Renga Party".
|Credits: Renga platform (worth visiting)|
For this Carpe Diem Renga Party you have to register. After the registering period, say one week, I will create a list in which you can see when it's your turn to write a stanza and which stanza you have to write.
1. 5-7-5, the hokku which I will provide the first Renga Party
2. 7-7, Jen (Blog It Or Lose It)
3. 5-7-5, Hamish (Haiku Forest)
and so on
You have to follow the stanza, so you have to wait until your predecessor has written his/her stanza, because you need the stanza before your turn to write your stanza.
The stanza you have to post in the comments field. There will not be a linking widget in this feature, because that's to complicated to create.
After all the registered participants have written (and posted) their stanza I will create the Renga which is the result of this Renga Party and publish it at our Haiku Kai.
The time to write the Renga will be approximately four (4) weeks.
I hope you all understand the meaning of this new feature and that I have explained the way it works in clear words (I hope so).
For our first Carpe Diem Renga Party the subscription starts today and will run until August 5th 2015. So if you would like to participate in our first Renga Party ... let me know it through the comments field of this post.
I have already selected a haiku to start our first Carpe Diem Renga Party with, the hokku:
mist creeps over the fields -
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