Friday, June 6, 2014

Carpe Diem Tan Renga Challenge #38, Suzanne's "reflecting the sky"

Dear Haijin, visitors and travelers,

I am proud to introduce to you one of our new promising members, Suzanne of Suzanne Miller Writings as I am correct I read a first entry composed by her on one of our CD Specials last month (Jack Kerouac). As I read her response on the 5th haiku by Kerouac I was immediately sold ... she had a wonderful haiku written and I had to ask her permission to use her haiku for our Tan Renga Challenge ... I am so happy that she granted me permission to use her haiku. And this week ... her haiku "reflecting the sky" is the first stanza of this week's Tan Renga Challenge.
The goal of this Tan Renga Challenge is to write a second stanza of 7-7 syllables (if you like the classical way ofcourse) in respons to the first stanza. In other words ... make the Tan Renga complete.

Here is our first stanza written by Suzanne:

reflecting the sky
rainwater in a fallen leaf
- embodied light

© Suzanne

With this haiku came a wonderful photo which I love to share here too.

Credits: Embodied light
And here is my second stanza to complete the Tan Renga:

reflecting the sky
rainwater in a fallen leaf
- embodied light

the world upside down
against gravity rules

A nice Tan Renga if I may say so ... now it's up to you to complete the Tan Renga started with the haiku by Suzanne. Have fun, be inspired and share!

This episode of CD Tan Renga Challenge is NOW OPEN for your submissions and will remain open until June 13th at noon (CET).


  1. Beautiful choice of haiku - and great finish Chevrefeuille!

  2. thank you so much for choosing haiku - I love the way you have finished it. Perhaps you don't know I am from Australia - the way this haiku also references the idea of Australia being 'down under' or upside down delighted me. :)

  3. It is fun when we can turn things around with just a few words :)

    Thanks for hosting Suzanne and for your visits.