Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Carpe Diem Tan Renga Challenge #9, free like a bird

Good day dear Haijin, visitors and travelers,

Another week has gone by and it's time for a new episode of Carpe Diem's Tan Renga Challenge. For this week's Tan Renga Challenge I have chosen a haiku written by myself in October 2012 for the first stanza of the Tan Renga. The goal of this Tan Renga Challenge is to write a second stanza (7-7) to complete the Tan Renga which I started. Tan Renga is very similar with Tanka, but Tan Renga is written by two poets. It's a short form of the Kasen Renga or the Renga (chained verse).

Credits: Eagle

Well ... here we go the first stanza (5-7-5) written by Chèvrefeuille:

First stanza (5-7-5):

fly like an eagle
as free as a bird in the sky
be a dreamcatcher 

Second stanza (7-7)


Copy and paste the first stanza into your post and include your second stanza. By the way ... 'forget the rules' as Basho once said.
Well ... have fun ... be inspired and share your Tan Renga with us all. Take up the Challenge and make the Tan Renga complete. This Tan Renga Challenge will stay on 'till August 13th 11.59 AM (CET) and is now open for your submissions.


  1. I thought this was like pulling teeth
    and the roots were embedded !

  2. PS...just checked out the facebook page again...looking gooooood.☺