Sunday, May 29, 2016

Carpe Diem Tan Renga Challenge Month May 30th: "rumbling winter storms" by Paloma

Dear Haijin, visitors and travelers,

Welcome at this penultimate episode of Carpe Diem's Tan Renga Challenge Month. Today I have a nice "hokku" written by one of our family members, Paloma. So we have a nice modern "hokku" to "play with".

Here is Paloma's "hokku", she wrote this one in December 2013:

Rumbling winter storm –
Ents are dancing with their wives –
ancient limbs entwined

© Paloma

I hadn't time enough to create a second stanza, but maybe I will come up with something later today.

Ent (figure from Tolkien's Lord of the Rings) by Mazagro-Art

This episode is open for your submissions tonight at 7.00 PM (CET) and will remain open until June 3rd at noon (CET). I will publish our last "hokku" on our Twitter account.


  1. Very challenging tan renga, this one.

  2. You really chose great haoku this month, to serve as hokku. The mix of classical and colleagues was so well- balanced and generous.

  3. Tan Renga Challenge May 30:

    rumbling winter storm
    Ents are dancing with their wives-
    ancient limbs entwined Paloma

    in the wake of wild fires
    the black burned out souls of trees Joyce Lorenson