Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Carpe Diem Tan Renga Challenge Month May 25th:

Dear Haijin, visitors and travelers,

Yesterday we had a nice "hokku" by Janice, one of our CDHK family members, so today I have chosen for a "hokku" created by a classical haiku poet, Miura Chora (penname: Chora)

Miura Chora
 (1729 – 1780) was a Japanese poet raised in Ise, in the Mie Prefecture of Shima Province on the island of Honshu, Japan. He traveled throughout the country composing poems and helped lead the Matsuo Bashō revival movement of the eighteenth century.

Here is the "hokku" for todays Tan Renga Challenge:

the shrine
in the sacred grove:
a cool wind blows 

© Chora 

Sacred Grove
A nice "hokku" to start this Tan Renga with ...

This episode is NOW OPEN for your submissions and will remain open until May 29th at noon (CET). I will publish our next "hokku" on our Twitter Account. Have fun!


  1. the shrine
    in the sacred grove
    a cool wind blows Chora

    weaving through the bamboo trunks
    the bell's gong Joyce Lorenson

  2. spirit presence...

  3. Still May 29th here!
    Mine is up at: https://purplepeninportland.wordpress.com/2016/05/30/the-shrine/

  4. the shrine
    in the sacred grove:
    a cool wind blows

    © Chora

    the feel of brush
    for a new haiku

    © milan rajkumar