Dear Haijin, visitors and travelers,
Welcome at the newest part of the Carpe Diem Haiku Kai family. This part of this warmhearted family of haiku poets is especially for Tan Renga (and maybe later, Renga). A Tan Renga is a short chained poem written by two haiku poets.
The Tan Renga looks very similar with the Tanka (a 5-lined poem), but is slightly different. A Tan Renga has two stanza, the first stanza (3-lined) is called "hokku" and the second stanza (2-lined) is called "ageku".
In every post I will give a "hokku" (or starting verse) and than it is up to you, my dear visitors, to create the second stanza through association on the first given stanza. This forms the Tan Renga.
Here is an example:
fills the empty vault of heaven
with the voice of the pine tree © Onitsura
a symphony of nature's music
skylarks join in praising the Lord © Chèvrefeuille