Tan-renga – a short collaboration between two writers begins with a three-line haiku finished by a two-line response, or “capping verse.”
The Japanese pattern, while writing the capping verse, usually follows a single vertical line, while in English, the common form is two 7-7 syllable lines.
Let me try the Japanese style today –
the paper lanterns
float away to neverland
pure light of spirits – HA
shimmering flotillas drift as stars greet our ancestors – Sun
Join the fun.
Tan Renga: Paper Lanterns
- Paper Lanterns Tan Renga (howanxious.wordpress.com)