Carpe Diem's Renga Party 1 "In The Twilight



Dear Haijin, visitors and travelers,

I am excited .... we have a nice group of participants in this first Carpe Diem Renga Party. There were, including myself, 17 family-members who wanted to be part in this first Renga Party (new style).
Our beloved haiku originated straight from the Renga, a chained verse, in which several poets worked together to create a beautiful poem. A lot of Basho's haiku for example were once part of Renga, chained verses. And maybe you remember our "On The Trail With Basho" month (or the e-book) in which I told you several times that Basho participated in a Renga.

A Renga, as I will love to create here is a kasen-renga of 36 links. But ... there is (of course) a kind of strict rule. As we look at ancient kasen-renga than there were for example links in which you had to use kigo (seasonwords) like moon and in a kasen-renga there was always the whole year, in fact in every renga you will find all seasons.

Well ... let's start with this Renga-Party, here is the hokku (the starting verse) of "in the twilight"


in the twilight
mist creeps over the fields -
stars twinkle

© Chèvrefeuille

As you have read in the post at our Kai you have to follow the given "line-up" and please wait until the one before you has written his/her link to write your own link, because you need that link very hard.

Well ... I hope this Renga Party will be a success and maybe we can do it more than once ....

Good Luck and  have fun!

Chèvrefeuille

72 comments:

  1. In The Twilight hokku

    in the twilight
    mist creeps over the fields -
    stars twinkle

    © Chèvrefeuille

    It's your turn Ese, good luck!

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  2. Thank you very much, Chèvrefeuille - for the idea, inspiration ad a beautiful haiku to set up the tone of the challenge. Here I go:

    climbing vines of honeysuckle
    scented breeze lures out the moon /Ese/

    Candy, passing on to you now - enjoy!

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  3. You've created a beautiful image, Ese
    Thanks to Chevrefeuille for hosting the party!
    Here is my offering:

    moonglow touches earth
    sparkles brightly on still water
    diamonds on the pond

    It's your turn Hamish!

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  4. Clear and beautiful from all ....both mentioned the moon, coming after me, maybe a slight worry there..time to murky the Waters!
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    sudden rainfall scatters the light
    -a lightning flash makes a frog jump

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  5. A beautiful start to our renga! Yes, Hamish - I'll have to reintroduce the moon - and possibly mention autumn. Hmmm...

    brittle rings break
    amid drifting leaves -
    Luna, eclipsed

    Your turn, Sky :)

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  6. Ok, I will try once again and ask Kristjaan not to approve my previous two comments because I will make one proper right now. I hope you'll forgive me because I'm still on a vacation and my mind is a little absent. :) All of you did a great job by making these wonderful pictures and giving me a really hard task to accomplish. I will also try to get closer to another topic. Good luck! :)

    swaying branches dance
    with the autumn wind

    two silhouettes
    under umbrella
    at the bus stop

    Lolly, your turn. Enjoy it! :)

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    1. These are terrific verses. I love that you set the stage for us to take the poem to another place (bus stop). So we are off!

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  7. I got a computer glitch for my first submission. This is my second try, I hope this goes through.


    navigating by instinct
    on the road to Shangri-La

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  8. P.S. Your turn, Georgia.

    Also, to see this renga as it grows you can see it here:http://foralovelything.blogspot.com/2015/08/renga-party-in-twilight.html

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  9. Lovey verse Lolly ... and how to follow Shangri-La?

    love echoes
    in the halls of paradise
    a blackbird's song

    And now it's to you Dancing Echoes!


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    1. Wow, this is gorgeous, Georgia. A lovely link and twist.

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    2. Thanks Lolly ... a great lead to work on actually ... Shangri-La no less ... paradise on earth! Way cool.

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    3. Great idea Lolly posting the renga results ...

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  10. Oooh, the bar keeps getting higher! I loved what Lolly did as seeing the whole thing progress was a big help. I will do the same and post the link (this will take some time) but in the meantime to keep the poem rolling here is my submission:

    Umbrella eclipses kiss
    Stolen amongst sweet whispers

    And now it's your turn Usha!

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    1. Here are the results so far:

      http://dancingechoes.com/2015/08/15/renga-party-in-progress-in-the-twilight/

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  11. Thanks Cristy Draper.Lovely lines. Here is my submission
    Day meets night
    my love lost in dark,
    feel his aura. Dolores, your turn.

    Your turn, Dolores








    my love lost in dark
    feel his aura.


    feel his aura


    My love lost in dark
    feel his aura

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  12. his skin kissed in the scent
    of autumn dreams


    your turn Celestine

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  13. Oh my goodness. nearly missed out on my turn. Here are my lines. Very sorry to be late.

    witching hour
    shimmer of the moon
    caressing her curves


    Your turn, Gillena.

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  14. Thank you Dolores. A lovely and dreamy continuation. It seems my post is not appearing. Here is it for the second time.

    witching hour
    shimmer of the moon
    caressing her curves

    Your turn, Gillena.

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  15. there in the gentle ripples
    their hearts speak one language

    Its your turn Milan

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  16. hanks Gillena ,

    here is my continuation and it should be of three lines


    ~celestial bodies
    envious of the lovers -
    twinkle each other . ~

    your turn Ruchi -
    Enjoy !!!


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  17. https://rajkumarmilan.wordpress.com/2015/08/18/carpe-diem-first-renga-party/

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  18. Thanks Gillena , yours is a romantic continuation of the chain. here is my attempt , hope you like it ....

    celestial bodies
    envious of the lovers –
    twinkle each other .

    Now its your turn ,Ruchi as per kristjaan's arrangement .
    Enjoy <3

    http://chevrefeuillescarpediem.blogspot.nl/p/carpe-diems-renga-party-1.html

    https://rajkumarmilan.wordpress.com/2015/08/18/carpe-diem-first-renga-party/

    (It seems that my comment is not appearing , so ,to be sure I am submitting again . )

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    1. It's published Milan. I have to moderate all comments, so it's possible that it is published somewhat later. I try to moderate comments several times a day.

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    2. You are doing a noble service Kristjaan ! moderating comments several times a day is
      an honourable task ! Salute !

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  19. Thank You Milan! What a beautiful set of Renga chain... :-)
    My response- Misc/2

    spiritual lantern whisper
    chorus of eternal love

    It's your turn dear Jazzy. Enjoy! <3
    Thanks

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  20. Thank you Ruchi. I am really enjoying this party. So, the romance continues:


    scent of hyacinth
    mingle with the cool moonlit air
    nights to remember

    Next up is Nimi

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  21. Dear Nimi, you have to do two links link 18 and 19 !!

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  22. Sorry for writing in late.

    Jazzy, you have adorned this link with the beauty of hyacinth and I loved carrying it forward.

    Here are my links -


    purple beauties wink merrily
    lovers drink in the mystique


    holding hands
    light spring in step
    - swing sways


    I do hope I have done justice to this Renga Party...
    Thanks, Kristjaan and you are up next :)

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  23. on the children's playground
    memories grabbing me by the throat

    Your turn Ese, the second round.

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  24. early temple bell
    young monk shudders in his sleep
    dream interrupted

    Candy, it is all in your hands now! :)

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  25. strutting rooster crows
    as morning brightens the sky
    farmer sips his tea

    on to you Hamish!

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    1. Dear Candy, would you please change your link into a two lined one.

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    2. Sorry for that mistake. Here's my correction

      strutting rooster crows
      as farmer sips his morning tea

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  26. and the hunter, he waits
    he waits as the sun rises
    in the Azalea grass

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  27. quite an image, Hamish!

    plea and answer, eye to eye
    and the bow is lowered

    on to you, Sky!

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  28. Oh, very nice!

    trampled pride
    on a trembling lip
    it's dawning

    Btw, I thought it's Lolly's turn.

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    1. You are right Sky it was Lolly's turn. So Lolly it's your turn now.

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    2. Be right there...I am thinking....

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    3. trampled pride
      on a trembling lip
      it's dawning


      morning wood fuels the fire,
      he wants coffee, tea and me

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  29. OK so it is my Twitter run now right?

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  30. I have one ready. Do you want
    me to go now or slow it down a bit?
    Also, I have the whole thing written out - it helps me keep track when it is my turn. I will post it if your are OK with that but I don't want to step on your toes. It is your party. Thanks.

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    1. Take your time Christy. I am looking forward to your link.

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  31. arrow pierces flesh
    quivering quarry succumbs
    passion springing forth

    Here is the link to the poem so far:

    http://dancingechoes.com/2015/08/30/tan-renga-party-in-progress-in-the-twilight-continued/

    Usha, it's your turn!

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    1. Dear Christy..thanks for the link..its wonderful...
      Can you please spell/correct my name please- it's RUCHI not Rushi..thanks
      Much appreciated...love & light <3

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    2. I apologize, my bad. It is corrected now.

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    3. Hey <3 thanks dear Christy....
      My name means 'Hobby' or a interest in any thing...:-D :-D
      take care :-)

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  32. Thanks Christy.
    On a dark night
    moon and stars hidden,
    are they with you!

    Your turn,Dolores.

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  33. Sorry i'm late - totally forgot - oops!



    sturgeon moon appears
    wearing a soft red cast
    stained in guilt

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    1. Thanks Dolores, this is a lovely hokku to build on!

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  35. corn stubble cast in red light
    under the sturgeon moon

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  36. red autumn leaves fall
    remember sweet caresses
    ah - lost summer love

    I think it's Celestine's turn now!

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  37. Yes it is. I love this Georgia.

    taste of your lips lingering
    with jasmine smells of autumn

    Gillena, your turn now.

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  38. blowing kisses -
    fragrance of blossoms
    trails along the path

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  39. Thanks Gillena ! I want to Let the world know that in our state MANIPUR ,INDIA - internet is totally banned ( for security purposes ....ha ha ) from the midnight of 1st of September of this instant . thank Godwe just got connected NOW !

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  40. intoxicating cherries
    how I miss you ,beside you !

    Its your turn Ruchi ,enjoy !

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  42. Thanks Milan...Here's my response

    scent of wisteria
    spring confetti blooms
    piñata as tall as green grass

    Dear Jazzy you are up next. Enjoy <3

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  43. Thanks Ruchi. Here goes.

    remnants of the day kin to
    impressionist's spring canvas

    THE END! :)

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  44. Thank you Ruchi I like the idea of confetti, I see colors every poking through the mist


    remnants of the day kin to
    Impressionist's spring canvas

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  45. Thanks Ruchi! Here is my entry..I've put it twice but I was on my phone and it sometimes get a little crazy

    I love what you have written, I think it fits well at both ends. Here goes:

    remnants of the day kin to
    impressionist's spring canvas

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  46. WOW! What a wonderful Renga this has become. Thank you all for being part in this CDHK experiment. It's online now.

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