#Tan Renga: In the Fields


In the fields

with ripe rice plants for the Gods

the sickle is used               © Takezaki Shisen

Slaying the stalks

like soldiers on a battlefield      ©Linda Lee Lyberg



Carpe Diem #1337 Tan Renga Challenge “in the fields”

Chèvrefeuille has a Tan Renga Challenge for us, in which a short chained poem called a tan renga is written by two poets. The first poet provides the ‘hokku’ (starting verse), while the other poet adds a second stanza of two lines, making it look similar to a tanka.

He has chosen three haiku from which we can create our tan renga; we may use one, two or all three.


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