tan renga, haiku, carpe diem

the paper lanterns – A Tan Renga Affair

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 –

let me know what you think.

the paper lanterns
float away to neverland
pure light of spirits                       – HA

shimmering flotillas drift as stars greet our ancestors                     – Sun


Chevrefeuille, host from Carpe Diem, features not only a Tan-renga challenge every week but also other daily haiku challenges and lectures on this ancient form of writing.

Join the fun.

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