“morning sun”

Written for:  Carpe Diem Tan Renga Challenge – September 2018 – Chained Together III  (1) morning sun

The Tan Renga has also 5 lines following (approximately) the same syllables count as the Tanka, but the Tan Renga is written by two poets. One poet writes the first stanza of three (3) lines in the following example that will be Jane Reichhold:

Here is the first stanza of this example Tan Renga:

morning sun
the twinkle of stars
still in the dew (Jane Reichhold)

The goal for the second poet is to create the second stanza of two (2) lines through association on the first stanza (as we do in a renga). For this example I have written the second stanza:

her bright shining eyes
she unpacks her new doll (your host)

This is what you call a Tan Renga. It’s possible to leave a blanc line between the two stanzas, but you can also make it unite with each other. Than this is the result:

morning sun
the twinkle of stars
still in the dew                                    (Jane Reichhold)

her bright shining eyes
she unpacks her new doll         (your host)

It’s a great way of being creative with the work of another poet, like we do with our special feature “Renga With Basho”.

For this first regular episode I love to challenge you to create a Tan Renga with the above given haiku by Jane Reichhold.

Here is my attempt:

morning sun
the twinkle of stars
still in the dew                           © Jane Reichhold

on this special occasion            © Sara McNulty
first bud of rose opens             




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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2 Responses to “morning sun”

  1. Nice continuation Sara.


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