Dear Haijin, visitors and travelers,
Time flies ... another week has gone and it was a nice week. I have read wonderful haiku in response on the posts of this week and it makes me proud and humble that I may be your host here.
This week's Tan Renga Challenge is a haiku of Shirao (1738-1791). Shirao was an inspired haiku-poet who travelled a lot, just as Basho did. He was also a great calligrapher.
The goal of this Tan Renga Challenge is to write a second stanza (7-7 syllables) towards the first stanza, the given haiku. It's not an obligation to use the 7-7 count, feel free to use it as you like.
Here is the haiku, the first stanza, by Shirao:
Cherry blossoms fall
|Credits: Cherry Blossom (Sakura)|