Lotus Bloomed – Tan Renga

 

Written for the Carpe Diem Challenge # 33:    write a Tan Renga.

Tan Renga is a two stanza poem with 5-7-5 and 7-7 syllables (5-7-5-7-7).  Unlike a Tanka written by one poet, Tan Renga is written by two.  Poet One writes the  5-7-5 and Poet Two completes 7-7.

the Lotus bloomed
before the summer breath
and now I wake up

[ … ] your stanza ??????

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the Lotus bloomed
before the summer breath
and now I wake up
in muddy water I thrive
flourishing like the Lotus

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Other entries for Tan Renga Challenge

© rgb for “On Dragonfly Wings with Buttercup Tea”, 2011 – 2014

LOGO - Carpe Diem Tan Renga Month May 2014
(by Haiku writer – Kuheli)

Prompt # 33:
the Lotus bloomed
before the summer breath
and now I wake up

[ … ] your stanza ??????

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About becca givens

Becca is an artist, poet, and animal communicator. She delights in cooking, nurturing, and sharing a rich spiritual life with others on the Path.
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3 Responses to Lotus Bloomed – Tan Renga

  1. Kitties Blue says:

    I like how you completed the poem. Been trying to come up with two lines, but keep ending up with 6-6 or 8-8. Very challenging indeed. Hugs, Janet

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    • becca givens says:

      Janet — if it sounds right and complete — you do not HAVE to go with 7-7 … at least for Carpe Diem! Some memes are sticklers for 5-7-5 and don’t even allow 3-5-3; however, Kristjaan believes more in the beauty of the flow or the feel of completion! It is the same for the additional lines of Tan Renga. Hope that helps! 😀

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    • becca givens says:

      Mine just happened to fall!!

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