Friday, November 28, 2014

Carpe Diem Tan Renga Challenge #61, Georgia's "a dream in a dream"

Dear haijin, visitors and travelers,

Another week has gone by and we have had a wonderful Tan Renga Challenge last week. Today I present to you another Tan Renga Challenge based on a haiku by Georgia of Bastet and Sekhmet's Library which she wrote in response on the GW-post on Poe.
It was really a wonderful haiku and I was immediately caught by it as I read it the very first time. So here is the haiku, our first stanza of the Tan Renga, composed by Georgia:

a dream in a dream
sand slipping through old fingers
autumn leaves turn red

© Georgia

Credits: Sand Slipping Through Old Fingers

To complete, continue this haiku will not be an easy task I think, but on the other hand ... there are several ways, images to do something with in this haiku. So I think it will bring us a lot of joy to see how this Tan Renga Challenge will unfold ...

a dream in a dream
sand slipping through old fingers
autumn leaves turn red   (Georgia)

blown away on the shoulder of the wind
delusory hopes caught in sand     (Chèvrefeuille)

Hm ... a nice continuation I think. It has become what I thought it would be. Strong and in balance.

And now it's up to you to do the same ... make the Tan Renga complete by writing a second stanza (classical or non-classical) towards the first stanza. That second stanza has two lines which follow the 7-7 syllables count, but that isn't an obligation.

This episode is open for your submissions today at noon (CET) and will remain open until next Friday December 5th at noon (CET). Have fun!
PS. Do you have a haiku which you would like to share for this Tan Renga Challenge? Than please let me know or send an email to our emailaddress:


  1. Thanks for choosing my haiku for this week's renga! :-)

  2. Such a beautiful haiku...can conjure up so many poems, images and stories.