Monday, February 4, 2019

Carpe Diem #1599 Tan Renga Challenge Month 2019 (3) garden at sunrise

Dear Haijin, visitors and travelers,

Welcome at a new episode of our wonderful Haiku Kai, the place to be if you like to write and share Japanese poetry. This month it's Tan Renga Challenge month and that means that I challenge you to complete a Tan Renga.
A Tan Renga is a short chained verse created by two poets and looks in it's final form very much alike with the tanka. Tanka is another nice short Japanese poetry form but instead of 3 lines it has 5 lines. There is little difference between the Tanka and the Tan Renga ... a tanka is written by one poet and the Tan Renga is written by two poets.

For today's Tan Renga Challenge I have chosen a wonderful masterpiece by Ken Gierke, better known as RivrVlogr. Last weekend I challenged you to create a new masterpiece and this one Ken wrote is a real masterpiece in my opinion. So I have asked him for permission to use his haiku for this new Tan Renga Challenge.

Sunflower Field At Sunset (image found on Flickr)
The theme for our last weekend-meditation was Sunflower and Ken has created a wonderful haiku to work with and create a Tan Renga with. You have to add the second stanza (2-lines approx. 14 syllables) through association on the scenes in the haiku. Here is that beauty by Ken:

garden at sunrise
shadows erased by first rays
sunflowers turning

© Ken Gierke (RivrVlogr)

Wow ... what a gorgeous haiku. Here is my attempt to complete the Tan Renga:

garden at sunrise
shadows erased by first rays
sunflowers turning                             
© Ken Gierke

while a nightingale sings
an aubade for the Creator 
                   © Chèvrefeuille

Hm ... I like this completion (how immodest) it makes the scene created by Ken even more stronger and intense.

This episode is open for your submissions tonight at 7:00 PM (CET) and will remain open until February 11th at noon (CET). I will try to publish our new episode later on. For now .... have fun!

1 comment:

  1. Your renga is like adding more light to that wakening scene.