Category Archives: Carpe Diem

Beach Diamonds to Art Deco

For this Renga With Jane Reichhold, Chèvrefeuille has chosen six (6) haiku from her online Saijiki “A Dictionary of Haiku”. Here are the haiku to work with: beach diamonds a new day crystallized in sunny surf foam colony of seagulls scrapping over yesterday’s French fries.   white pussy willows above a muddy swollen river fat […]
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Buddha Magic

Today at Carpe Diem Haiku Kai, our challenge is to create a Tan Renga from the Haiku below by Jane Reichhold. changing forms all around the Buddha clouds in a blue sky   © Jane Reichhold shapeshifting magical breezes the Buddha is breathing    

Grandfather Koi

Today’s goal at Carpe Diem Haiku Kai is to first create the 2nd stanza followed by a three lined stanza and a two lined stanza. Here is the haiku to work with: ah! morning glories are at their best while I chant my morning prayers  © Kyoroku near a sparkling koi pond dragonflies land on […]
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Heart Grief

Carpe Diem Haiku Kai :This haiku (or maybe more a senryu) isn’t really easy to work with, so this will be a “real” challenge to make the Tan Renga complete. who is it that grieves, the wind blowing through his beard, for late autumn?  (c) Matsuo Basho (Tr. R.H.Blyth) broken heart will break again over […]
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Full Snow Moon

As you all know Hineri means with a twist, so today’s challenge at Carpe Diem Haiku Kai is to create not only the 2nd (two-lined) stanza, but also the 3rd (three-lined) stanza and 4th (two-lined) stanza through association. For today’s Hineri Tan Renga Challenge I have chosen a haiku by one of our longtime members […]
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