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Heeding Haiku With Chèvrefeuille May 4th 2016


Dear friends of MLMM,

Welcome at a new Heeding Haiku With … episode. Last week Heeding Haiku With was about haibun so this week it’s time for haiku, but I love to challenge you to play a little bit with haiku.
This week I would like to introduce the short chained renga, Tan Renga. A Tan Renga looks similar with tanka (5-7-5-7-7), but is slightly different. A tanka is written by one poet, but a Tan Renga is written by two poets. A Tan Renga has two stanza respectively a three (3) lined stanza ‘hokku’ and a two (2) lined stanza ‘ageku’.
The goal is to create the second stanza (approx. 7-7 syllables) through associating on the first stanza.

I have a nice haiku for you from one of the best classical haiku poets, Masaoka Shiki.

kishadoo no ichidan takaki fuyuta kana

Winter rice fields–
railroad tracks running
a level above them

(c) Shiki

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About Chèvrefeuille

I am a Dutch haiku poet. And I am the owner and host of the weblog "Carpe Diem, a daily haiku meme" on Blogger (or Blogspot). I am writing haiku since the late eighties and in 2005 I became an international known haiku poet and in 2011 ten of my haiku were included in a worldwide anthology "Spasms of Light". With that anthology I became an even more known haiku poet. In October 2012 I started my daily haiku meme.

6 comments on “Heeding Haiku With Chèvrefeuille May 4th 2016

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  3. maria
    May 4, 2016

    Oh, it’s my first time hearing of a Tan Renga. Thanks for introducing! 🙂 I hope I did it right. Haha.

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