Dear Haijin, visitors and travelers,
Another Tan Renga Challenge is ahead of us. As you know we had, not so long ago, a new episode of CD's distillation feature. A wonderful poem composed by McCrae "In Flanders' Field". There were wonderful haiku-distillations from that poem and one of them was written by JRB of JRB's Haiku. As I read that haiku I was immediately "in love" with that haiku and I am proud that I may use JRB's haiku for this new Tan Renga Challenge.
The goal is to write a second stanza towards the haiku (first stanza) given. That second stanza of two lines (classical syllables count 7-7) is your task. With that second stanza you make the Tan Renga complete.
Here is the haiku (first stanza) by JRB:
in a foreign field
the wind still invokes their names
the blood red poppies
|Credits: Red Poppies|
And now it's up to you to write the second stanza to complete the Tan Renga.
This CD Tan Renga Challenge is NOW OPEN for your submissions and will remain open ubtil May 30th at noon (CET). Have fun and be inspired.