Category Archives: Carpe Diem

Cold Moon

Today’s prompt at Carpe Diem Haiku Kai is to create a Tan Renga from Jane Reichhold’s Haiku, below.   bright enough to write a poem the cold moon looks on and patiently waits for my muse to show up.    

Renga with Jane Reichhold

Today at Carpe Diem Haiku I challenge you to create a renga with Jane Reichhold’s haiku. As you all know you may choose your own “line-up” and try to create a “closed chain” through an association on the “hokku” (starting verse) in the “ageku” (closing verse). You have to add the two lined stanza (approximately […]
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One Candle Burning

Carpe Diem Weekend Meditation #69: Returning to Now. This week our mission is to create a Haiku, and then a Troiku out of that. One candle burning monks deep in meditation Buddha’s dimpled cheeks. One candle burning snow melts on Tibetan peaks all is connected. Monks deep in meditation their stomachs growling No one notices. […]
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Tan Renga with Jane

The challenge for this weekend meditation at Carpe Diem Haiku is to create Tan Renga with the below three given haiku by Jane Reichhold. A Tan Renga looks like a Tanka, but is written by two poets instead of one poet. It’s a kind of chained poem. You have to create the second stanza of […]
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Carpe Diem Weekend Meditation #53 Renga With Basho #10 “summer’s night” The goal is to add the two-lined stanza of approximately 14 syllables and make the renga complete. Your closing verse, the “ageku”, has to close the chain through association on the “hokku”. Here are the six (6) haiku to work with and create your […]
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