Dear Haijin, visitors and travelers,
It's Wednesday again ... time for a new Carpe Diem Tan Renga Wednesday, that special feature in which I challenge you to complete a Tan Renga with a given haiku by a classical or non-classical haiku poet.
Your task is to add your two lined stanza (approx. 7-7 syllables) through association on the scenes and images in the given haiku. This week I have chosen a haiku by a modern haiku poet, Nicholas Virgilio.
Here is the haiku to work with:
adding father’s name
to the family tombstone
with room for my own
© Nicholas Virgilio
And now it's up to you to create a Tan Renga with this haiku by adding your two-lined stanza. Enjoy the challenge.
This episode is NOW OPEN for your submissions and will remain open until February 4th at noon (CET).