Friday, September 19, 2014

Carpe Diem Tan Renga Challenge #50, Ese's "glittering blue"

Dear Haijin, visitors and travelers,

It looks like we are into renga here at Carpe Diem Haiku Kai, but that's of course not the idea behind CDHK, but it's fun to "play" with haiku, so renga (as the mother of haiku) is very important for us haiku-poets.
This week's Tan Renga Challenge is by Ese of "Ese's Voice" and it's the 50th Tan Renga Challenge here at CDHK, so we have a little celebration, which I have given form in our new feature "Soliloquy No Renga" and in this post I just want to say THANK YOU ALL for being part of CDHK and participating in this Tan Renga Challenge every week.

This new Tan Renga Challenge is started with a nice haiku written by Ese in response on our earlier post "river" ... it is a stunning haiku and I couldn't resist it ... so I use it this week for our Tan Renga Challenge.

glittering blue
above empty riverbed
wings of dragonfly

© Ese

Isn't it a beauty? The goal of this feature is to write a second stanza towards this haiku. That 2nd stanza has two lines with respectively 7 syllables, but that's not an obligation. By associating on a theme, word, feeling or something in the given haiku (the first stanza of the Tan Renga) you have to complete or continue the Tan Renga.

Credits: Dragonfly
Here is my attempt:

glittering blue
above empty riverbed
wings of dragonfly   (Ese)                          

through the mist, the croaking of frogs;
soon the riverbed will be full again   (Chèvrefeuille)                    

A nice continuation I think, but that's not up to me. This episode of our Tan Renga Challenge is open for your submissions today at noon (CET) and will remain open until next Friday September 26th at noon (CET). Have fun!


  1. Just finished reading all the wonderful, clever finishes to this haiku. Your example certainly set the standard high and so many rose to the challenge.

  2. I am glad I came back to check if there were any new entries -- I forgot to link mine from yesterday! :)