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Winter 2005, vol 3 no 4

RENKU

20 verse Renku: Divertimentos

       

ripe pears
over the garden wall
the day moon

Alison Wiliams  

from the oak barrel
the hiss of young perry

Frank Williams  

three little witches
giggle as they knock
at another door

Andrew Shimield  

family outing, a chorus
of ‘are we there yet?’

Vanessa Proctor  

tureens of soup
ready on the inn tables
Gruss Gott, d'Herrschaften

Dick Pettit  

Mozart divertimentos
for baby in the womb

Vanessa  
* * * * * * * *
   

short night
his marvellous idea
fades with the dream

Alison  

sweating in the attic
their bodies slide with ease

Dick  

slipping a punt
he sings loudly
of his love

Andrew  

Tom and Doris pick numbers
for Wednesday’s lotto draw

Frank  
* * * * * * * *
   

this is a creature
that nobody can explain
by natural selection

Dick  

the delicate remains
crumble at a touch

Alison  

placing a wafer
on my tongue
the priest’s shaking hand

Frank  

at the edge of the lake
water turns to ice

Andrew  
* * * * * * * *
   

a sliver of moon …
swooping across the paddock
a barn owl

Vanessa  

from the bedroom window
a view of the hills

Alison  

dawn
the sizzle of bacon
in the farmhouse kitchen

Vanessa  

overnight the garden
comes alive with frogs

Frank  

factory workers
through avenues of blossom
to the main gate

Dick  

cloud break - the whole town
floods with sunlight

Andrew  
       

Composed, 27th August to 24th September, 2005
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