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Autumn 2006, vol 4 no 3

RENKU

Shisan Renku: Though The Skylight

       

girl with a bouquet
roses and lilies
in her wake pink scent

diana    

on the florist door
its sign turned to closed

frank    

taking a new route
an old house
with a strange carving

diana    

* * * *

 
     

through the skylight we watch
our swallows depart

frank    

middle of the night
someone puts a box
round the moon

diana    

she buys a gold chain
for his engagement ring

frank    

* * * *

 
     

grass thick with frost
on their favourite patch
bench in her memory

diana    

a new name is entered
in the family bible

frank    

charity shop display,
Easter bonnets
last year's wedding hats

diana    

* * * *

 
     

cheap tea at the door
to draw the shopper in

frank    

she cleans the cottage
for the year's first visitors—
dust in the sunlight

diana    

we wave goodbye
to our new-found friends

frank    
 
     

composed via email .... 23 May 2006 to 15 June 2006

Diana Webb
Frank Williams

 

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