ancient warrior ghosts
mists over the foreign highlands—
waiting for the full moon
the ships of the dead sail in
ghost prisoners for judgement
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.