Friday, August 20, 2010

A Triparshva Renku: August 24th, 2010

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The Tiniest Pebble





an overcast morning
the tiniest pebble
has a voice / john



your words mingle
with the sound of rain / sandra



above the cottage door,
my fingers probing
for a key / linda



the scent of memory
lies in weathered wood / willie



the frozen moon,
a dullish gleam
in grandfather's eye / takke



but for a yearling's breath
stillness holds the dawn / willie


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showing how he ran
for the doorway, the boy
in Batman pyjamas / sandra



above, a redbreast
clings to a pine / linda



engulfed entirely
by the yellow dust
of the pacifists / john



teasingly, a glimpse
of my dragon tattoo /sandra



quick out the back
to the morning train's
clatter and smoke / willie



passing a bottle,
they spoke of their dreams / john



afterwards,
she offers the war hero
another glass of milk / sandra



ink caps sprout in clusters
down the coppice path / linda



up the ladder,
picking the nashi,
picking the moon / sandra



a paper mum
falls from the pages / willie


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astir in its depths,
the lake
at its natural rim / john



each star tonight
a tone from the watch night bell / willie



a candle gutters
as the old monk
dips his quill / linda



young painted ponies
leap from stone walls / john



through the rain,
the cherry blossoms move
just a little / sandra



green tea and bird song
to mark another day / john


Completed October 1st, 2010



John Merryfield
Linda Papanicolao
Sandra Simpson
William Sorlien
Shinjuku Rollingstone (guest)



First Place Winner, Journal of Renga and Renku 2010 renku contest


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