Dear Haijin, visitors and travelers,
What a joy to present our new Tan Renga Challenge episode to you all. Tan Renga is a short-chained verse with two stanzas respectively with 5-7-5 and 7-7 syllables. It looks very similar to the Tanka, but isn't written by one poet (as Tanka is), but by two poets.
In this Carpe Diem feature the goal is to write a second stanza to the given first (three-lined) stanza or 'hokku'. The second (two-lined) stanza can be a completion or a continuation of the scene in the first stanza. You have to associate on themes from the first stanza to write the second stanza.
This week I have chosen a haiku written by Becca Givens of "On Dragonflies wings with Buttercup tea". She wrote this haiku in response on a quote by Francis of Assisi.
red leaf falls
© Becca Givens
|Credits: Red Leaves