answering spirits ~ tan renga

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answering spirits
most rewarding pilgrimage
home of ancestors

 haunted valley deep in the mountains
the dim glow of a campfire
                    © Chèvrefeuille

 There’s a twist in Carpe Diem’s Tan Renga Challenge September 2018 Chained Together III (11) the dim glow of a campfire.  Kristjaan has distilled a line from Akutagawa Ryūnosuke’s Hell Screen into a two line closing verse (ageku), and we are asked to create the hokku to precede it. My hokku (haiku) appears in blue.

Image source: Wikimedia Commons
A mountain landscape beyond the river, by Ogata Gekko

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