Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Carpe Diem Tan Renga Challenge Month May 18th and 19th: praying hands & two bubbles

Dear Haijin, visitors and travelers,

As I started preparing this episode I realized myself that I had published also a Tan Renga Challenge for May 18th, but that was a Wednesday and Wednesday means "Tokubetsudesu" time. However because of having published two "hokku" on our Twitter account I will give you the opportunity to respond on both "hokku".
Today you may decide yourself for which "hokku" you choose, but of course you may respond with your completion on both "hokku" too ... that's all up to you. To make it myself easy I will only give the both "hokku" without responding in this episode myself to write the second stanza.

So here are your choices:

praying hands
seeking the wisdom of the Lord
the cry of an eagle 

© Chèvrefeuille, your host.

Lotus Flower

And this one by a not so well known classical haiku poet Murakami Kijo (1865-1938):

the moment two bubbles
are united, they both vanish,
a lotus blooms

© Murakami Kijo *

*) Kijo Murakami (1865-1938). Murakami Kijo, the Haiku poet, was born in Edo in 1865, and moved to Takasaki city in 1873. He was in sympathy with Masaoka Shiki and joined his group to publish the first edition of 'Hototogisu', the famous Haiku magazine. He published the collection of Kijo in 1917. He was a highly esteemed poet both within the prefecture and nationally. He died on September 17th, 1938 at the age of 73.

Well ... not an easy choice maybe, but ... go for it.

This episode is NOW OPEN for your submissions and will remain open until May 23rd at noon (CET). You can find our new "hokku" for May 20th and 21st at our Twitter account.

1 comment:

  1. Rebirth: