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Summer 2008, vol 6 no 2
 

RENKU
 

Nijuin : Misty Dawn

       
misty dawn...
overnight maple leaves
cover the lawn
fw    
sharp outline of a boy
carrying a stick
dk    
spiked on the spire
of an ancient castle
the harvest moon
fw    

the bouncing soft ball
doesn’t make a sound

dk    
* * *
     

from the volcano
a sudden explosion
quakes the ground

fw    

at first glimpse of you
I'm swirling Arabian mocha

dk    

on a cloud-nine day
they renew their vows
before kith and kin

fw    

across the marshland
eco warriors link arms

dk    

just before dusk
mosquitoes hovering
at the water’s edge

fw    

residents enjoy sunshine
in the sheltered garden

dk    
* * *
     

for the unveiling
the Princess Royal wears
a bright yellow jacket

dk    

handprints of the stars
adorn the wall of fame

fw    
their beautiful home
of fifty years
demolished in an hour
dk    

by our son’s log fire
he quietly slips away

fw    
far-away moon,
the stormy night
longer than ever
dk    

aliens discuss at length
the human race

fw    
* * *
     
in a weird dream
I stumble into
a parallel universe
fw    

a paratrooper lands
on the lambing shed

dk    
white cherry blossom
lines the boulevard
in sculptured drifts
fw    

as usual for the wren
a great nest

dk    
   

Composed via snail mail, 19 October 2007 - 7 February 2008

Participants:
fw : Frank Williams - England
dk : Doreen King - England



 

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