Tuesday, April 30, 2019

Carpe Diem #1654 Tan Renga Challenge (1) Smoldering Fireplace

Dear Haijin, visitors and travelers,

Welcome at a new episode of our wonderful Haiku Kai. This is the first episode of May 2019. This month it's Tan Renga Challenge Month again. So this month all the prompts are haiku by modern and classical haiku poets to create Tan Renga with.

Tan Renga looks like a tanka, but instead of being written by one poet the Tan Renga is written by two poets. Tan Renga is a short chained verse of two stanza. The first stanza has three lines and the second stanza has two lines. More about Tan Renga you can find above in the menu, but I think that you all know how Tan Renga is created.

For this first Tan Renga Challenge of May 2019 I have chosen a haiku that I recently created. It's up to you to create the second stanza (approx. 7-7 syllables) through associating on the scene(s) in the given haiku.

Smoldering Fireplace

Here is the haiku to work with:

smouldering fireplace
the sweet perfume of burned herbs
loneliness grabs my throat

© Chèvrefeuille

Well ... I think this one is great to work with, but it will not be an easy task ... have fun!

This episode is NOW OPEN for your submissions and will remain open until May 7th at noon (CEST). I will try to publish our new Tan Renga Challenge later on.

1 comment:

  1. I thought I would have had quite enough of poetry to last several months with the NaPoWriMo/Poems in April bit, but I can't resist a good Tanka. This is my effort. I hope you like the result.
    A Lonely Fire