Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Quartet: Bronze Frog

Quartet: Bronze Frog

one more scooter
darts through the intersection -
lingering heat

half-thawed mooncakes
on a plate by the sink

the mission priest
adding water to wine,
testing our spirit

before the aria
the tenor's bated breath


with a swish and thump!
a pinecone makes its way
to the ground

the school girl's glasses
gotten frosty in the cold

some pink, some orange -
yarn bombed seats
in the morning train

our new sales promotion
geared to get results


rumor has it
uncle took a bride
without a dowry

a timid man is late
to view the blossom

one leg stretched,
the bronze frog pauses ...
before moving again

a daub of fresh paint
on the old tavern's crest


sign spinners
their dexterous displays
on every other corner

scraps from verses
we haven't yet written

does anyone remember
the year
without a summer?

fields of rosemary
from here to the horizon

Composed by E-mail, November 1 to 24, 2013
Tzetzka Ilieva, Georgia, USA
William Sorlien, Minnesota, USA

Sorlien: 1, 3, 6, 8. 10, 12, 13, 15
Ilieva: 2, 4, 5, 7, 9, 11, 14, 16

This renku appeared in World Haiku Review, January, 2014

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