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Winter 2009, vol 7 no 4
 

RENKU
 

Long City Sidewalks: Junicho
 

long city sidewalks
the sweltering moon
aligns with Mars
b
past the lemonade,
my creaking hammock swing
gj
into the wind,
the crew manuevering
to maintain balance
b
slow ominous circles
a broken wing
gj
hiking with Dad,
my three steps
to his one
ah
captured tadpoles
in a budweiser bottle
gj
a brief glimpse,
a reflection,
vanished in the crowd
b
seeing my breath
feeling yours
gj
gaseous bubbles
rise from
the ancient pond
b
acupressure points
easing digestion
gj
on Joe Pye's weed,
caressing
the sleepy bees
b
a honey colored
autumn dusk
gj

 

Begun June 26, 2009
Completed July 7, 2009
Revised July 12, 2009

Karin Bugge (altadenahiker — author and satirist residing in Altadena, California, USA)

William Sorlien (bandit — construction worker and haiku and renku gadfly currently mulling over his options in St. Paul, Minnesota, USA)

John Merryfield (govindajohn — haiku enthusiast, painting contractor, and surfer operating out of Tahoe City, California, USA)

None of the authors have ever met outside of the internet.

 

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