Written for:  Carpe Diem Tan Renga Challenge 2018 #1 shadows on a sunny porch (Jane Reichhold)

The goal is to create a Tan Renga from a haiku. A Tan Renga is a short chained verse written by two poets. One wrote the haiku (3-lines) and one wrote the second stanza (2-lines) through association on the scene of the haiku.

For this first “rebirth” of the Tan Renga Challenge I have a wonderful summer haiku by our beloved Jane Reichhold. Your task is to create a Tan Renga with it. A Tan Renga looks similar with the tanka, but instead of written by one poet it’s written by two poets.

shadows on a porch

Shadows On A Porch (image found on Pinterest)

between boards
shadows on a sunny porch
a slender coolness

© Jane Reichhold (taken from her online dictionary of haiku)

Here is my attempt:

between boards
shadows on a sunny porch
a slender coolness                        © Jane Reichhold
afternoon in slow motion            
people sipping lemonade             © 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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4 Responses to porch

  1. Janice says:

    Nice response 🙂 It’s a beautiful scene and a slender straw with sweet lemonade fits it well.


  2. Nice continuation Sara.


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