Friday, November 22, 2013

Carpe Diem's Tan Renga Challenge Month #XIII, Off The Tippet's ''echoes of the past''

Good day dear Haijin, visitors and travelers,

It seems that some of you are a bit anxious to participate in this Tan Renga Challenge Month, because I haven't seen a few contributors to our daily haiku meme. Of course they can have several reasons to not participate in this Tan Renga Month, or they are of for a while. But ... you are free to participate and enjoy the challenge, but no obligations, just feel free to participate and share.
As for today's Tan Renga Challenge ... the starting verse is written by Off The Tippet (his/her weblog has the same name) in response on our prompt ''shell'' last month. ''Shell'' was provided by Lolly and I have read wonderful haiku than in response to it. So our starting verse is inspired on ''shell'' and here it is:

echoes of the past
resound into the present
a dream of the sea

(c) Off The Tippet

Shell on the Beach
I think this haiku, our first stanza of our new Tan Renga, is gorgeous and has a nice deeper layer. Such a deeper layer I can surely appreciate. 

Here is my attempt to complete this Tan Renga with a second stanza:

echoes of the past
resound into the present
a dream of the sea
                                              (Off The Tippet)

the sound of breakers
puts me in ecstasy

Ah! That roaring surf ... a soothing sound to lighten the spirit and my mind. I love that especially when storms are raging ... really a wonderful experience ... leaning against the wind ... wow ....
Well ... now it's up to you my dear Haijin, visitors and travelers to complete this Tan Renga started by Off The Tippet in your own way ... Have fun, be inspired and feel free to share your inspired second stanza and the completed Tan Renga with our haiku family here at Carpe Diem Haiku Kai.

This episode of our Tan Renga Challenge Month will stay on until November 25th 11.59 AM (CET) and is open for your submissions today at 7.00 PM (CET). Have fun!


  1. I am sorry the tan renga challenges haven't gotten as much participation. I, for one, am enjoying them immensely. I've even thought about creating a second blog just for tan renga challenges.

    1. I enjoy them immensely too... have been a little busy reading them all.. but now I'm catching up...

  2. we love your challenges. I know for me this month and next I am busy trying to get things done before the end of the year so I'm not on-line as much.
    We appreciate you Kristjaan

  3. Ahh the sound of the sea is a balm for me ... lovely completion!

    I am loving this month -- so many excellent Haiku to work with! Thank you!!

  4. I really like your completion here. I am glad I have been doing the tan renga, but some people mainly just want to write haiku. Each to their own. I have been still doing a haiku a day in addition.

  5. I've dropped out during tan renga month, simply because I devote my blog entirely to my own haiku. I'll be back in December!

  6. i enjoyed your tan renga completion here - this month has been quite a challenge to do a tan renga everyday but i think it gave me a great opportunity to work with some fine haiku writers. thank you, Kristjaan. you are appreciated. ☺

  7. Errr..I am one of those anxious ones Kristjaan who wants to participate inall of these Tan Renga challenges but sadly I have missed a few.I understand that life has different challenges and we have to work around them and you provide us with these lovely challenges to enjoy and that participation is not obligatory.Thank you for the same and we all appreciate your hard work and support more than we can say:-)

    Coming back to this challenge-what a lovely Haiku and your completion is so apt:-)I was afraid I would be missing this but thank God I didn't-still an hour to go and I finished writing mine.Will go post it and then off to read and comment.

    My sincere apologies to all those who came by to read and comment on my CD posts but to whom I have not been able to convey my thanks-will be catching up on the responses today-that's a promise.Have a wonderful week ahead:-)