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Spring 2006, vol 4 no 1

RENKU

Triparshva: A Long Way Home

       

who knows where
this icy moon will lead --
a long way home

rachel    

my flower bed
could use a quilt of snow

jon-ray    

fizzing gently
in the bathroom:
gin and Alka-Seltzer

rachel    

the rumors spread
that such and such is ...

jon-ray    

little lambs cavort
as well they ought
on picture postcards

rachel    

a dew drop lensing
rhapsodies of green

jon-ray    
* * * * * * * * *
     
light your chillum
rock your splay toed feet
you mad mad monk
jon-ray    
dzap dzabba zooom
the ghost of New Orleans
rachel    
viscous in the heat
a ceiling fan
to stir the hours
jon-ray    
what God has joined
let no man put asunder
rachel    
imagining
the muzzle flash
his catamitic smile
jon-ray    
nothing but disgust
at Wilde's retraction
rachel    
oriental epigrams
these trifles
that are called 'haiku'
jon-ray    
the falling leaves:
a childless couple scampers
rachel    
arpeggio:
above the serried rooftops
autumn moon
jon-ray    
a carbonised potato
in the ash
rachel    
* * * * * * * * *
     

our alchemist insists
he always has
been fond of lead

rachel    
Bay Watch beauties
glimmer in the sun
jon-ray    
how wonderful -
here's half a dozen poets
that agree!
rachel    
nuthatches and creepers
quicken with the sap
jon-ray    
cherry blossom
clinging
to the undertaker's hat
rachel    
so that's the promise:
death and resurrection
jon-ray    
     

Composed via email 2nd June 2005 - 4th November 2005.

Renju: Rachel Joyne (UK) and Jon-Ray Leech (Bar)

 

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