Dear Haijin, visitors and travelers,
First ... my apologies for being this late with publishing our new TRC. I had a very busy evening shift in the hospital.
This month we have our 3rd edition of the TRC-month in which I challenge you to complete a Tan Renga with a given haiku by a classical or non-classical haiku poet. Today I have a nice haiku for you to work with by Seishi.
This haiku I found (again) on the same website as the haiku of yesterday by Patrick Blanche. This haiku is also in a translation by Burch.
Here is the haiku to work with:
the braking locomotive
grinds to a halt.
©️ Yamaguchi Seishi, (Tr. Michael R. Burch)
|Steamengine on the railroad at Takanawa (woodblockprint by Ikkei)|
As I read this haiku by Seishi I immediately thought of that nice haiku by Shiki:
after the passage of a train.
Two beautiful haiku I would say, but the TRC for today is to create a Tan Renga with the haiku by Seishi, but if you also would like to create a Tan Renga with the haiku by Shiki than feel free to do as you like.