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Winter 2006, vol 4 no 4

RENKU

Shisan : Passing Shower

       

passing shower
supermarket downspout –
the last pumpkins

     

muffins on grandmother's ledge
a goose pecks underneath

     

laughing awareness
in their adolescent eyes
the moon crests a hillock

     

* * * *

 
     

thin taste
of the communion wafer

     

interior windshield
your fingernail
etching the frost

     

the old man's eczema
responds to meditation

     

* * * *

 
     

porch-swing's creak
she wills the phone to ring –
and it rings

     

blown headscarf in an upper bough
forgetting to remember my fear

     

unbelievable volume
of the heartbeat –
electro-cardiogram

     

* * * *

 
     

hollow note of cantaloupe
he thumps for ripeness

     

the bronze colonel
looks down on cream-cakes
and daylilies

     

beyond city lights
the story stars unfold

     
     

A solo renku by Brian Zimmer, Ontario, Canada

 

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