Sunday, February 24, 2019

Carpe Diem #1613 Tan Renga Challenge Month 2019 (17) grieving

Dear Haijin, visitors and travelers,

I hope you all have had a wonderful weekend. I had a busy weekend (had the evening-shift) and couldn't enjoy the nice spring weather this weekend. This month we are creating Tan Renga, a small chained verse of two stanza written by two poets. Today I have a not so well known haiku for you to work with by Matsuo Basho (1644-1694).

Here is the haiku to work with:

hige kaze wo fuite  boshu tanzuru wa  tare ga ko zo

who is it that grieves,
the wind blowing through his beard,
for late autumn?

(C) Matsuo Basho (Tr. R.H.Blyth)

I think this haiku (or maybe more a senryu) isn't really easy to work with, so this will be a "real" challenge to make the Tan Renga complete.

Willow In Autumn
This episode is NOW OPEN for your submissions and will remain open until March 3rd at noon (CET). I will try to publish our new episode later on. For now .... have fun!

1 comment:

  1. Here is mine -