Written for: Carpe Diem’s Tan Renga Challenge September 2018 Chained Together III (5) “temple bell stops”
So today our TRC episode has a twist. What kind of twist? Well … I will give you the 2nd (two-lined) stanza of approximately 14 syllables and you have to create the first stanza, the hokku, of three lines following the approximately syllables count 5-7-5.
I have given it a thought also. I first had the idea to write that two lined stanza myself, but on 2nd thought I have chosen a quote by Basho and re-worked it to a reasonable 2nd stanza of two lines.
Here is the 2nd stanza to work with. So remember … you have to create the first three-lined stanza of this Tan Renga.
temple bell echoes
reverberates through flowers
vibrating petals © Sara McNulty
The temple bell stops but I still hear
the sound coming out of the flowers
© Matsuo Basho (1644-1694) (taken from “Narrow Road”)