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Carpe Diem Tan Renga

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On carpe diem haiku kai, the challenge for today is to complete a tan renga.  This is a collaborative creation of two people, the first supplying a traditional haiku, and the second completing it with two lines of 7 syllables each.  Our host, Chèvrefeuille, wrote the first three lines, and I offer the final two:

sweet perfume

mingles with the sound of rain–

a dog barks

senses blend–harsh and lovely

early morning languid doze

Canyon Winds Tan Renga

On Carpe Diem Haiku Kai, the host asks us to complete a Tan Renga. This is a cooperative creative game where two lines of seven syllables by one person complete the 5/7/5 haiku of another.  Today’s offering is by Jen at blogitorloseit.com.  She evokes the timeless wonder of the Southwestern desert with this wonderful haiku:

ancient laughter
captured in a canyon wind –
yucca leaves, rustling

The host of Carpe Diem, Chevrefeuille , offers this tan renga:

ancient laughter
captured in a canyon wind –
yucca leaves, rustling
 (© Paloma)

whispering of ghostly voices
telling a wonderful story
(© Chèvrefeuille)

These brought to mind this picture of Carolyn hiking in the Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument in Southern Arizona:

organ pipe

and the whisper of wind through the Organ Pipes inspired this tan renga:

ancient laughter
captured in a canyon wind –
yucca leaves, rustling
 (© Paloma)

 anasazi ancestors

murmur aeolian dreams 

River Stones–Tan Renga

To celebrate the second anniversary of of the haiku family nurtured by Chèvrefeuille on the blog carpediemhaikukai.com, today’s party is the completion of a haibun by Becca Givens, with two  lines of 7 syllables each.

Here is Becca’s prompt with my completion:

river stones

caressed by flowing water

pale moon shines

speckled trout flash and vanish

under Luna’s steady gaze.

 

Plane Song

Written for the Carpe Diem Challenge #53: write a Tan Renga.

Tan Renga is a two stanza poem with 5-7-5 and 7-7 syllables (5-7-5-7-7).  Unlike a Tanka written by one poet, Tan Renga is written by two.  Poet One writes the  5-7-5 and Poet Two completes 7-7.

11 OCT CARPE DIEM HAIKU KAI PROMPT:

Oliana’s “flying home”

power-driven fowl
in rays of a setting sun
flies home…………….(Oliana of Traces of the Soul)

My completion:

power-driven fowl

in rays of setting sun

flies home

gliding with feathered trim

into the deepening night.

dark