Friday, October 10, 2014

Carpe Diem Tan Renga Challenge #53, Oliana's "flying home"

Dear Haijin, visitors and travelers,

Thie week's Tan Renga Challenge is provided by Oliana of Traces of the Soul. She wrote this haiku (the first stanza of the Tan Renga, also known as "hokku") in response on our "Sparkling Stars" episode of last Saturday (Oct. 4th). I think this haiku by Oliana can be very inspirational to make a Tan Renga with.

Here is her haiku ("hokku"), the first stanza of the Tan Renga:

power-driven fowl
in rays of a setting sun
flies home

© Oliana

With this haiku came a wonderful photo taken by herself. I have to share that photo here also.

Sunset © photo Oliana
Isn't it a beauty?

The goal of this Tan Renga Challenge is to write the second stanza of the Tan Renga. With that two-lined stanza (classical syllables count 7-7) you complete or continue the scene/story of the first stanza. You don't need to use the 7-7 syllables count, but feel free to do so.

Here is my attempt to complete/continue this Tan Renga started by Oliana:

power-driven fowl
in rays of a setting sun
flies home           (Oliana)

finally he has seen
the birthplace of his master       (Chèvrefeuille)

And now it's up to you my dear Haijin, visitors and travelers to make this Tan Renga complete. Have fun!

This Tan Renga Challenge is NOW OPEN for your submissions and will remain open until next Friday October 17th at noon (CET).


  1. I think returning like this has to be wonderful.. we always carry something with us when we return home

  2. Something we can all relate too.