Dear Haijin, visitors and travelers,
Here is our first Tokubetsudesu episode of May. I couldn't find a nice theme for this Tokubetsudesu so I decided to challenge you to write a Soliloquy no Renga in this Tan Renga month. Maybe you can remember that I invented this solo renga a few years ago, but I will tell you again what a Soliloquy no Renga is.
As the name already says ... Soliloquy no Renga is a renga written by one poet. It challenges you to associate on your own stanzas to create a "solo-renga". A renga has two kinds of stanzas, three lined stanza and two lined stanza (as renga and Tan Renga). You may decide yourself how long you will make your Soliloquy no Renga, but at least 6 stanzas.
|Logo of CD-Soliloquy no Renga
For this Tokubetsudesu Soliloquy no Renga challenge I have a nice haiku by Santoka Taneda (1882-1940). Santoka Taneda is known for his 'free-styled' haiku, no syllables-count, no kigo. He was really a free thinker in haiku-land.
Here is the starting verse of this week's Soliloquy no Renga challenge:
|Santoka Taneda (1882-1940)