Carpe Diem Tan Renga: Shedding Summer Skin

My first Tan Renga.

(Maggie Grace)

shedding summer skin

willow floats downstream

reflecting season’s end 


teardrops resting at shoreline

huddled yellow on grey stone

About the Tan Renga Challenge from Maggie’s blog:

Tan Renga is a short-linked poem which has two stanza, the first stanza has 5-7-5 syllables (the haiku written by you) and the second stanza has 7-7 syllables. The second stanza is a response on the first and has to have a ‘kind of link’ with the first stanza, but it can also be completely different say ‘a kind of reaction or answer’ on the first, but there always has to be, in some way, a ‘link’with the first stanza.The Tan Renga looks very similar with the Tanka, but there is of course a little difference. A Tan Renga you write with two poets and a Tanka is written by one poet.

The goal of the Tan Renga Challenge is to write the second stanza of the given incomplete Tan Renga by association on a theme from the first stanza. You don’t have to use the classical rules, but if you like to do so … well feel free … no obligations.
In your linked post you have to copy and paste the given first stanza and include your second stanza.


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