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Heeding Haiku With Chèvrefeuille, October 3rd 2018 renga with …

Dear friends of MLMM,

Welcome at a new episode of Heeding Haiku With … This week I have something new for you. I love to challenge you to create a renga together with Kobayashi Issa (1763-1828) one of the four (4) greatest haiku poets next to Basho, Buson and Shiki. How does this work?

I will give you six (6) haiku created by Issa. The goal is to add your own two-lined stanza of approximately 14 syllables associated on the scenes in the haiku. You can choose your own “line-up” and the last stanza “ageku” has to relate to the first haiku you have chosen to make the chain complete.

Here are the six (6) haiku to work with:

in my province
grass blooms too…
cherry blossoms

shallow river–
a dawn moon
melons cooling

tonight’s moon–
how many mountains resemble
the ones back home?

tomorrow morning
a humdrum river beach again?
summer moon

a babbling brook
chills the sake…
roses of Sharon

from the tip
of the forest ranger’s broom…
spring departs

© Kobayashi Issa (Tr. David G. Lanoue, taken from haikuguy.com)

Have fun!

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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.

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