Friday, October 4, 2013

Carpe Diem's Tan Renga Challenge #17, Atreyee's "Palette of Colours"

Dear Haijin, visitors and travelers,

Another week has flown by ... I had a busy week and hadn't always the time to prepare our daily prompts and other features, but I have succeeded. We are almost ready with our renovation of two rooms in our house so finally I will have some more time to be your host here.

This week's Tan Renga Challenge is started with a haiku by Atreyee. It was one of her responses on our prompt Chooyoo (Chrysanthemum Festival) and the goal is to complete the Tan Renga with your second stanza inspired on the first stanza (the haiku) by Atreyee. To post your completion you have to copy and paste the first stanza into your post and make it complete with your 2nd stanza. (By the way the first stanza is 5-7-5 syllables and the 2nd 7-7 syllables).

Ikebana with Chrysanthemum

Here is the first stanza (5-7-5) by Atreyee:

Palette of colours
Chrysanthemums bestowing
fragrance everywhere

A nice haiku with an awesome imagery hidden in it. All the wonderful colours of Chrysanthemums and their fragrance caught in a haiku. In this haiku we find two senses, sight and smell, so in a way this haiku gives me a vision of a garden with all Chrysanthemums in different colors and their overwhelming fragrance.

So let me try to complete this Tan Renga with a second stanza to make it complete.

Palette of colours
Chrysanthemums bestowing
fragrance everywhere                                  (Atreyee)

rainbow stretches above the meadow
the sound of rain in the dusk                        (Chèvrefeuille, your host)

I think with this completion of the Tan Renga I have made it into a wonderful one by adding a third sense, namely hearing.

This Tan Renga Challenge will stay open for your submissions 'til October 11th 11.59 AM (CET) and I will post our new Tan Renga Challenge later on that day. So have fun, be inspired and make this Tan Renga complete.


  1. permeating the vast blue
    beyond Buddha and Bodhi

    (tried to add space here)

  2. another beautiful haiku offering - thank you!