Friday, October 17, 2014

Carpe Diem Tan Renga Challenge #54, Ese's "fingertips"

Dear Haijin, visitors and travelers,

Another week has gone by and it's already time for our new Tan Renga Challenge. This week's Tan Renga Challenge starts with a haiku written by Ese of Ese's Voice. She wrote this haiku in response on our "Time-Glass" episode "Pine Tree" and now it will be the 'hokku' of this Tan Renga.

Here is her haiku:
fingertipsstroking scales of a pine cone-forest memories
© Ese

Credits: Pine Tree
The goal of this Tan Renga Challenge is to write a second stanza of two lines (classical syllables-count 7-7) towards the haiku by Ese. To make the Tan Renga complete ... By completing the Tan Renga the idea is to associate on themes from the haiku e.g. stroking.

Here is my attempt:

stroking scales of pine cone
- forest memories

sunlight strokes my naked body
blankets have slipped away

Hm ... not as strong as I had hoped, but anyway I have completed this Tan Renga with a kind of sensuality in it. And now it's up to you ... make the Tan Renga complete. This week's Tan Renga Challenge has a little classical in it, because the second stanza has to follow the 7-7 rule.

This episode of our Tan Renga Challenge will be open for your submissions at noon (CET) and will remain open until next Friday October 24th at noon). For now ... have fun!

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