Saturday, July 14, 2018

Carpe Diem Tan Renga Challenge 2018 #1 shadows on a sunny porch (Jane Reichhold)

Dear Haijin, visitors and travelers,

I hope your weekend started with a smile on your face. My weekend started certainly with a smile, because I have a week off. That gives me some time to challenge you a little bit more. Maybe you can remember that I had a "tan renga challenge" back in our rich history. We even created a few months full of Tan Renga. The Tan Renga Challenge started once on every Friday and I love to bring that challenging feature back here at our wonderful Kai. So today I have a Tan Renga Challenge for you, but let me first tell you what the goal is.

The goal is to create a Tan Renga from a haiku. A Tan Renga is a short chained verse written by two poets. One wrote the haiku (3-lines) and one wrote the second stanza (2-lines) through association on the scene of the haiku.

For this first "rebirth" of the Tan Renga Challenge I have a wonderful summer haiku by our beloved Jane Reichhold. Your task is to create a Tan Renga with it. A Tan Renga looks similar with the tanka, but instead of written by one poet it's written by two poets.

Shadows On A Porch (image found on Pinterest)

between boards
shadows on a sunny porch
a slender coolness 

© Jane Reichhold (taken from her online dictionary of haiku)

Read the haiku several times and than create your two-lined second stanza with approximately 7-7 syllables. Have fun!

This episode is Now Open for your submissions and will remain open until July 21st at noon (CEST).
I hope to bring a weekly Tan Renga Challenge for you.

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