A Squared Tan Renga

Written for:  Carpe Diem’s Tan Renga Challenge weekend-meditation #1 raindrops

“Tan Renga is a short renga created by two poets. The first stanza, 3 lines (hokku) and the second stanza, 2 lines (Ageku). The 2nd stanza you have to create through associating on images in the first stanza. To make this first “new” weekend-meditation a real challenge I ask you to create Tan Renga with two classical haiku I will give. To make it even more a challenge I love to challenge you to create a so called “squared” Tan Renga, that means you have to create a short renga of four stanza (or two Tan Renga).”

My first attempt:

three raindrops
a greeting card from heaven…
midsummer heat                         © Issa

heat of day cools beads of sweat
swept away on glad faces

flutters of feathers
branches bend in sudden breeze
bluejays, gold finches

summer air stirs with promise
hope lives in three raindrops           © Sara McNulty

My second attempt:

flying away
following the rainbow
into heaven                                       © Chèvrefeuille

soaring over arcs of red
into shadows of indigo

migrating geese
arrow their way to warmth
in chill of first frost

heavens fill with flocks of birds
veiling last traces of rainbow           © Sara McNulty

About purplepeninportland

I am a freelance poet, born and bred in Brooklyn, New York. I live with my husband, John, and two charming rescue dogs–Marion Miller and Murphy. We spent eight lovely years in Portland, OR, but are now back in New York. My goal is to create and share poetry with others who write, or simply enjoy reading poetry. I hope to touch a nerve in you, and feel your sparks as well.
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