Wednesday, February 6, 2019

Carpe Diem #1601 Tan Renga Challenge Month 2019 (5) the weight of a butterfly

Dear Haijin, visitors and travelers,

Welcome at a new episode of Carpe Diem Haiku Kai. This month it's Tan Renga Challenge month so every theme / prompt is a haiku by a modern or classical haiku poet and the goal is to create a Tan Renga with it by adding your two-lined second stanza of approximately 14 syllables. The second stanza you can create through association on the scene(s) in the given haiku.

Today I have a wonderful, not so well known haiku by female haiku master Chiyo-Ni. I think you all know her at least from her wonderful Morning Glory haiku. That Morning Glory haiku however is not the haiku to work with today.

Here is the haiku to work with:

floating away, despite 
the butterfly's weight on it

© Chiyo-Ni (Tr. Ueda)

This episode is NOW OPEN for your submissions and will remain open until February 13th at noon (CET). I will try to publish our new episode later on.

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