Saturday, May 7, 2016

Carpe Diem Tan Renga Challenge Month May 8th cherry blossom viewing (a haiku by Issa)


Dear Haijin, visitors and travelers,

A new day, a new challenge I would say. Today it's Mother's Day all over the world, but instead of a haiku about mother I have a haiku about cherry blossom viewing with the whole family by Kobayashi Issa. And Issa tells us that story in a wonderful haiku.
This haiku by Issa is one of my favorites and I think it is a nice haiku to create a Tan Renga with. So let us look at the haiku by Issa, the "hokku" of our new Tan Renga Challenge.

© Chèvrefeuille
carrying his mother
and leading his child by the hand...
cherry blossoms! 


© Issa

Look at this haiku closer ... in this haiku we see three generations isn't that awesome?

Here is my attempt:

carrying his mother
and leading his child by the hand...
cherry blossoms!
                                     © Issa

drinking rice wine together
friends from long ago
                             © Chèvrefeuille

Not a great completion I would say, but it's so true to see friends from long ago again during cherry blossom viewing. Awesome.

This episode is NOW OPEN for your submissions and will remain open until May 12th at noon (CET). I will publish our new "hokku" for May 9th later on at our twitter account.


5 comments:

  1. My thoughts went in a different direction:

    carrying his mother
    and leading his child by the hand...
    cherry blossoms! Issa

    picking a wayside bough
    the long walk to the graveyard Joyce Lorenson

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  2. Our thoughts went near... thanks.

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  3. A lovely completion, Joyce. I image is vivid and compliments the first part of the poem perfectly!

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  4. respect and tradition...
    https://rivrvlogr.wordpress.com/2016/05/09/cherry-blossom-viewing/

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