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Autumn 2007, vol 5 no 3

RENKU
 

Triparshva : Melody Over Three Octaves

       

tailfins fluttering
the dragon kite
zigzags in the sky

giri    

the scent of champa buds
shifts her attention

kala    

sunbeams on my pillow
not the alarm clock
waken me

moi    

underwater park
she comes up gasping

giri    

lending its soft glow
to each hanging fruit
the mango moon

kala    

baby burbles with glee
while I change his diaper

moi    

* * * *

 
     

dregs of Merlot
in the bottom
of crystal glasses

giri    

sorrow in your voice, owl
more when I'm alone

kala    

what big eyes you have
grandmama
and what a big ...

moi    

silver bells around her ankles
arouse him

giri    

reciting ghazals
will love never become
stale?

kala    

our pandemic swarms
beneath fields of new graves

moi    

a sea change
in my daughter -
Berkeley had its ways

giri    

running downhill
I fall thru' the autumn sky

kala    

moonshine stilled
from Santa's new potatoes
for Rudolph's stash

moi    

a grizzly smile
on her Halloween lantern

giri    

* * * *

 
     

one by one
at the beauty parlour
her curls fall flat

kala    

hail stones big as golf balls
rain onto my garden

moi    

the human mind -
too deep to fathom
or just plain shallow?

giri    

men against a cart wheel
recycling gossip

kala    

daisy chains
of pink and yellow
to garland our little girl

moi    

cascading melody
over three octaves

kala    
     

This poem is dedicated to all our sisters, in whom we find bits and pieces of ourselves

Participants:
Moira Richards (South Africa), sabaki
Giri Ramanathan (USA)
Kala Ramesh (India)

Composed February to April 2007

 

Verse 14 appeared previously in Roadrunner summer 2007.

 

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