Friday, October 18, 2019

Carpe Diem Weekend Meditation #107 Turn Back Time (3) Soliloquy no Renga ... one starry night

!! Open for your submissions next Sunday October 20th at 7:00 PM (CEST) !!

Dear Haijin, visitors and travelers,

A new weekend is in front of us, so time for a new CDHK Weekend Meditation. As you all know in our anniversary month all the weekend meditations are episodes of that new special feature "Turn Back Time". In this special feature we dive into the rich history of CDHK and this weekend I have chosen for that wonderful special feature "Soliloquy no Renga" (or solo-renga). I introduced the "Soliloquy no Renga" back in 2014 and ofcourse I will tell you what the goal is.

For this weekend meditation I have chosen that beautiful "Soliloquy no Renga" feature, a renga form I invented back in 2014. Let me tell you a little bit more about it:

A Soliloquy No Renga, is a Renga composed by one person. With this feature it is possible to help you to be more associative, because you have to compose an all new renga with at least six (6) links.
As you all know a renga has stanzas of three and two lines. The first verse "hokku" gives the title to the renga and sets the entire image of your renga. By association on the verse before the verse you have to write you can make the renga a complete story.
This feature is just for fun and I hope it will bring you the fun and inspiration as I had in mind. You can choose on your own how much links you use, but at least (as I said above) six (6) links. The last link has to make the "circle complete" and in that way has a link with the first verse. That last verse is called "ageku".

Starry Night by Alex Ruiz

To start this "Soliloquy no Renga" I will give you the "hokku". I have chosen a haiku written by myself:

one starry night
to make that one painting -
the rustling leaves

© Chėvrefeuille (2014)

A nice haiku to work with I think. It's up to you now ... create your Soliloquy no Renga starting with the given haiku.

This weekend meditation is open for your submissions next Sunday October 20th at 7:00 PM (CEST) and will remain open until October 27th at noon (CEST). Have a great weekend!

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