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Spring 2008, vol 6 no 1
 

RENKU
 

Shisan : A row of flip-flops

       
barbecue guests
on the welcome mat
a row of flip-flops
     

treading pebbles
down to the waves

     
all those men
who worked to build
the college tower
     

* * *

     

along the cloisters
a build up of leaves

     

at full moon,
the nun so aware,
her belly's flatness

     

besotted, to please him,
a few kinky outfits

     

* * *

     

muffled up,
all week braving snow
to visit her grave

     

the cemetery 'Friends'
make a haven for wildlife

     

despite the smell
he feels a strong affinity
with bats

     

* * *

     

she sheds a few tears
at the bedroom's bare walls

     

from my window
Apple Blossom fairies
perched on a branch

     

fresh green paint
on swings in the 'rec'

     
   

A solo renku by Diana Webb, England

 

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