Friday, November 29, 2013

Carpe Diem's Tan Renga Challenge Month #XXX, Flatfroghaiku's "harbour moon'

Dear Haijin, visitors and travelers,

Today our Tan Renga Challenge is coming to an end. It was really a joy to prepare every episode of this Tan Renga Month for you all my dear friends. I am so happy that you all were so much involved with this Carpe Diem Month, not the least by all of your wonderful haiku which I might use for the Tan Renga Challenges this month. I hope that you all did like this month and maybe ... next November I will do this another time ... we will see.

I am looking forward to our next month's challenge to write haiku inspired by the wonderful (mostly) Celtic music composed by Adrian von Ziegler, a promising young musician. And I hope it will be a joy for you all to write haiku again (smiles).

Back to our last Tan Renga Challenge of this month. Today's Tan Renga is started by Joe of Flat Frog Haiku. He wrote this haiku in response of our Kamishibai episode 'lighthouse' and I think this is a really beautifully composed haiku to start a Tan Renga with. So here it is:

harbour moon
the loneliness of fishermen
under lighthouse cliff

(c) Joe of Flat Frog Haiku

And here is my attempt to complete this wonderful Tan Renga started by Joe's haiku:

harbour moon
the loneliness of fishermen
under lighthouse cliff 
                                         (Joe of Flat Frog Haiku)

in their pub along the harbour
they become drunk to forget 

I think this is a nice completed Tan Renga in which I have tried to tell a short story about loneliness and forgetting. And with this Tan Renga completed by your host ... our Tan Renga Challenge Month is over. I hope you all did enjoy this month and I hope to see you here again next month in which we will be using music for our inspiration.

This episode of our Tan Renga Challenge Month will be on until December 2nd 11.59 AM (CET) and is open for your submissions today at 7.00 PM (CET). Have fun be inspired and share your completed Tan Renga with us all here at Carpe Diem Haiku Kai. I will publish our first musical prompt of December 'kanpai!' Later on today (30/11) around 7.00 PM (CET)


  1. Thank you for tan renga month. I thoroughly enjoyed it and look forward to doing it again in the future. :)

  2. Hi Kristjaan,
    Thanks for selecting my haiku. I really like the way your half-verse creates a narrative flow. The two halves work together nicely.
    Take care bud!

  3. Hi, this was a great month and what a great haiku to end with.. your renga completion was excellent.. I look forward to more tan renga... but at the same time I look forward to do haiku again.. once again I'm really behind on commenting... I count on doing catch-up during the weekend.

  4. Not too sure how musical prompts are going to work for me. I like words, so I may have to sit out December. I hope not, but we shall see.

    1. Good day MMT, I hope you will paticipate next month, however ... if music isn''t really your source of inspiration, maybe the titles of the music-pieces can be used also.

  5. Lovely prompt...hope my link works.
    I do like the idea of one type of prompt for most of a month...helps me when I'm stuck.

  6. Enjoyed the Tan Renga poems I was able to write.... Missed most of the month because of a computer crash (old and just quit). Am using a scavenged-parts one now that seems to be working most of the time. Thanks for the continued daily prompts and encouragements..... Oh, and I do like the Ziegler music prompts....opie

  7. Great month, Kris! Thank you!!