Sunday, May 5, 2019

Carpe Diem #1657 Tan Renga Challenge May 2019 (4) Ocean Sanctuary

Dear Haijin, visitors and travelers,

Welcome at a new episode of our Tan Renga Challenge (TRC) Month May 2019. This month it's all about short chained verses also known as Tan Renga. A Tan Renga looks very similar with Tanka, but instead of being written by one poet, the Tan Renga is written by two poets.

The goal of TRC is to complete or continue a given haiku (3-lined verse) by adding a 2-lined stanza through association on the scenes / images in the given haiku. Today I have chosen a haiku by Jane Reichhold to create a Tan Renga with.
As you all know Jane Reichhold died in 2016 after a period of extreme pain and discomfort. She was one of the most famous modern haiku poets the world ever has known. And she was a co-host here at our own Haiku Kai.

Waves Kneeling On The Beach

sunday morning 
all the waves in white
kneeling on the beach

© Jane Reichhold (Taken from "Ocean Sanctuary" an anthology of haiku inspired on the North Coast of California)

"Ocean Sanctuary" was never published and that's a sad idea, because Jane had gathered a lot of wonderful haiku fitting this theme. Really worth to read them ...

Here is my Tan Renga that I created from this beautiful haiku by Jane. She is still missed.

sunday morning
all the waves in white
kneeling on the beach  
                                  © Jane Reichhold

without loosing their virginity
monks bow in front of Mother
 Mary            © Chèvrefeuille

A little bit of humor maybe, but also spirituality, because monks choose to be virgin always. They give their lives to their God and live their lives in chastity.

I hope you did like this continuation and I hope that you don't see this as sacrilege. The scene of the bowing monks was the first thing that came in mind as I read this haiku by Jane Reichhold.

This TRC is open for your submissions tonight at 7:00 PM (CEST) and will remain open until May 12th at noon (CEST). I will try to publish our new TRC later on. For now ... be inspired and have fun!

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