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Spring 2006, vol 4 no 1

RENKU

20 verses: The Narrow Lane

       

viewing the spring moon
a sudden gust slams
the door behind me

doreen    

in the narrow lane
a hiker asks for directions

frank    

an old tom cat
by the Dog & Bone
whiplashes pansies

doreen    

from the promenade
the screech of Mr. Punch

frank    

out enjoying
catalpa blossoms:
bee and I

doreen    

your scent on a light breeze
arrives before you

frank    

on my way
to another blind date
break in the cloud

doreen    
a young swan rises
from the riverbank’s mist
frank    
late sunshine
work on the computer
fades quickly
doreen    
a mouse scurries across
the kitchen’s slate floor
frank    
the flooded quarry,
now a lake well-known
for its beauty
frank    
another swig of life—
Alice in Wonderland grows!
doreen    
at the carol concert,
fumbling through each pocket
for his vodka flask
frank    
as with the heron's return
neck stretched to see you
doreen    
all photos burnt,
she wants to remember him
just as he was
frank    
small frog, such a humble dive
into the moon
doreen    
after sunday school
mum gives each child
a hot cross bun
frank    
I take the stray dog
into my heart
doreen    
outside the shelter
cherry blossoms whirl
around in the wind
frank    
in the amphitheater
our conductor spikes a star
doreen    
     

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

Renju: Doreen King (UK) and Frank Williams (UK)

 

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