Friday, August 29, 2014

Carpe Diem Tan Renga Challenge #48, Suzanne's "autumn's last show"

Dear Haijin, visitors and travelers,

After one week without a Tan Renga Challenge it's time for a new Tan Renga Challenge. The goal of this Tan Renga Challenge is to write a second stanza of two lines (7-7 syllables) towards a given haiku (the first stanza of three lines) by one of our participants or another wellknown haiku-poet (classic and non-classic). For this week I have chosen a haiku written by Suzanne of Cutting to the Chase. She wrote this haiku in response on our first Basho haiku last July.

Here is her haiku, the first stanza of our Tan Renga:

in the pond
reflected trees and drifting leaves
- autumn’s last show

© Suzanne

A gorgeous haiku I think and a great starting-point for this Tan Renga Challenge. To write the second stanza you need to associate on a theme from Suzanne's haiku e.g. 'drifting leaves'. By the way, the classical syllables count for the second stanza is 7-7, but you don't have to use that. 

Credits: Autumn leaves meet snow
Here is my attempt to write a second stanza:

in the pond
reflected trees and drifting leaves
- autumn's last show                              (Suzanne)

colorful leaves dancing
accompanied by the first snow                (Chèvrefeuille)

A nice continuation ... in which I associated on the drifting leaves and on autumn's last show. Well ... it's up to you now ... have fun. Share your completed/continued Tan Renga with us all here at our Haiku Kai.

This episode is NOW OPEN for your submissions and will remain open until next Friday September 5th at noon (CET).

1 comment:

  1. Thank you very much for using my haiku Kristjaan. I really appreciate it. The truly weird thing is I had completely forgotten I wrote it!