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Summer 2008, vol 6 no 2
 

RENKU
 

Junicho : Winter Moon

       

winter moon —
the depth of a footprint
cast in shadow

jec    

warming our hands
firelight fills the room

ja    

now as ever
cormorants spread their wings
above the weir

cb    

her lips whisper
a kiss on the breeze

csj    

dreaming
echoes build and fade
deeper still in darkness

ja    

the old man's doorstep
piled high with leaves

jec    

nights draw in,
only the black rat
has reason to smile

csj    

away from the lab block
champagne flows

cb    

a cluster of balloons
chase the blue sky
out to sea

ja    

why do sermons
always lose their thread?

jec    

abbey grounds,
hawthorn petals
form a crown

cb    

a hare rollicking
round the furrowed field

csj    
     

Composed via email, 20 February 2008 - 14 April 2008

Participants:
ja : Joanna Ashwell - England
cb : Chris Boultwood - England
jec : John Carley (sabaki)- England
csj : Colin Stewart Jones - Scotland

 

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