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Summer 2007, vol 5 no 2

RENKU

Nijûin : Equinox

       

worrying about
the tiny pine I planted—
autumn equinox

Cristian Mocanu    

half gladly, half regretfully
my thoughts follow the cranes

Dana-Maria Onica    

hustle and bustle
just the moon is not moving:
Volksfest in Stuttgart

CM    

from among so many trains
which is the one I should take?

DMO    

* * * *

 
     

in front of the door
the paper boy is smiling
just like every day

DMO    

her cellphone "not answering"
tears fall on the crossword page

CM    

the tinkling
of her ankle bracelets?
only the wind bells...

DMO    

a chapel in the desert:
expats pray the Angelus

CM    

BBC News -
a blizzard warning
has been cancelled

DMO    

downloading old ethnic songs
Julian New Year party

CM    

* * * *

 
     

the bilingual bard
speaks yet another language
during his dream...

CM    

painting the last picture
for the new encyclopaedia

DMO    

indiscreet webcam—
suddenly, I'm wondering
her smiles—to whom?

CM    

in the summer storm
your voice unclearer

DMO    

the moon's reflection
recomposed; the stray dog walks
away from the pond

CM    

reviewing my poetry
experience: almost nothing...

DMO    

* * * *

 
     

photo album—
a lifetime of memories
in granny's wrinkles

DMO    

on the way to the bookshop
the last snow melting away...

CM    

watercolour—
the cherry blossoms
seem real

DMO    

soft breeze in the young grass blades
as day and night get even

CM    
     

Participants:
Cristian Mocanu - Deva, Romania
Dana-Maria Onica - Petro┼čani, Romania

Composed by email 7 October to 21 November, 2006

 

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