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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
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