Dear Haijin, visitors and travelers,
Time flies ... another week has gone and I am in lack of time this week. As I wrote in our yesterday's post I haven't time to write a new "Little Creatures" episode, and it's sad but true, this week there will be no "Little Creatures" episode and there will also be no "Sparkling Stars"-episode, sorry ... but I haven't enough time. Forgive me.
For this week's Tan Renga Challenge I have for you a wonderful haiku written by Georgia of Bastet and Sekhmet's Library in response on our "OM"-prompt at Haiku Shuukan (our weekly haiku-meme). It's really a gorgeous haiku and I think it will be a great first stanza for our Tan Renga.
raindrops on a branch
|Credits: Raindrops on a branch (photo © John Morgan)|
a Tanka, but there is a little difference. Tanka is done by One poet and Tan Renga by Two poets, it's a short chained poem, say the little brother (or sister) of the Renga (chained poem).
Here is my attempt to put a second stanza towards this haiku (or hokku = starting verse) by Georgia:
silence before the rising sun
raindrops on a branch (Georgia)
on the deserted beach
I greet the sun with joy (Chèvrefeuille)
As I read the haiku by Georgia, and saw that fragile scene in front of my mind, I thought immediately at the "Sun-Salutation" of Yoga, so that brought me the second stanza.
Ans now it's up to you to complete or continue the Tan Renga started by Georgia. This episode is NOW OPEN for your submissions and will remain open until next Friday November 14th at noon (CET). Have fun!