white poppy
it must have bloomed
from a wintry shower


but brings her little comfort
her soul aches for her lover


Carpe Diem Haiku Kai #1337-Tan Renga Challenge

A Tan Renga is a short chained poem written by two poets. The first poet gives the “hokku” or “starting verse” and the second adds a second stanza of two lines through associating on the images in the “hokku”. A Tan Renga looks similar with the Tanka (5-lined poem), but is written by two poets instead of one poet.