Dear Haijin, visitors and travelers,
Please write "new life" kukai in the subject line. You can submit your haiku for the kukai until May 1st 10.00 PM (CET)
Welcome at a new month at Carpe Diem Haiku Kai. This month it's all Tan Renga, a short linked chain poem created by two poets. Tan Renga looks very similar with tanka it has 5 lines with approx. 5-7-5-7-7 syllables per line. There is only a slight difference. Tan Renga is written by two poets. One poet writes the first stanza of 3 lines, the hokku or haiku. And the other poet writes the second stanza of 2 lines through associating on the scene of the first stanza. A Tanka is written by one poet.
How will this month go? I will post our first stanza of the Tan Renga on our twitter account one day earlier then the actual post on our Haiku Kai.
frog jumps in
sound of water
By associating on the scene you have to create / write the 2nd (two lined) stanza to complete the Tan Renga. Please insert the first stanza into your post with your 2nd stanza. Have fun!
PS. I had a major computer crash so I have to restart editing the CDHK e-book "Color Your Life". It will take some time ... sorry !!