|Carpe Diem Tan Renga Challenge weekend-meditation|
!! Open for your submissions next Sunday September 10th at 7:00 PM (CET) !!!
Dear Haijin, visitors and travelers,
Welcome at the first "weekend-meditation" of September 2017. This month I have "new" weekend-meditations for you. This month those will be Tan Renga, Soliloquy no Renga and Rengay. For this first "weekend-meditation" I have chosen a Tan Renga challenge. (More about Tan Renga and examples of Tan Renga you can find above in the menu).
Tan Renga is a short renga created by two poets. The first stanza, 3 lines (hokku) and the second stanza, 2 lines (Ageku). The 2nd stanza you have to create through associating on images in the first stanza. To make this first "new" weekend-meditation a real challenge I ask you to create Tan Renga with two classical haiku I will give. To make it even more a challenge I love to challenge you to create a so called "squared" Tan Renga, that means you have to create a short renga of four stanza (or two Tan Renga).
so many temples
all breaths become one
the steps flow
together with the one I love
on a pilgrimage to happiness (Chèv)
as we walk through shantytowns
bread and water (Chèv)
as we walk our path together (Chèv)
This is what I call a "squared Tan Renga", the hokku was written by one of our former family-members, and the three following stanza were created by myself.
Okay back to our present "weekend-meditation". Here are the two haiku to use:
The first haiku to use and create a "Squared Tan Renga" with is one by Kobayashi Issa, one of the five greatest haiku poets:
a greeting card from heaven...
And here is the other haiku to create a Squared Tan Renga with:
following the rainbow
Well ... I think this is an awesome "weekend-meditation" and I am looking forward to your responses. This "weekend-meditation" is open for your submissions next Sunday September 10th at 7:00 PM (CET) and will close on September 17th at noon (CET). I will try to publish our new 'regular' episode around that time too. You can find a preview for the next 'regular' CD Imagination episode on our CDHK Tumblr. Have a great weekend!