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Every day visits*
From Moose, Goose, and Orb Weaver
All seized by Haiku

"Why moose and goose?" you may ask. Back on 2/04/13 Pirate wrote a haiku with an elk in it, and I responded with
one with a moose and then included him every day. A few days later in comments Mystic asked "Where's the goose?"
So I started including her with this post on 2/07. A week later on the 14th, Mark Readfern
asked for and received a spider. The rest is history.

*Well, most days, anyway. Grant me a bit of poetic license.

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Carpe Diem Ghost Writer #41

The challenge is to use the given hokku as a springboard in writing a no renga of no more than 12 stanzas, with alternating 3 and 2 line form.  This should be based on associations that connect the stanzas in some way.  "The last link has to make the 'circle complete' and in that way has a link with the first verse. That last verse is called 'ageku'."


such a malice
cherry blossoms in full bloom
the Spring wind!

© Chèvrefeuille


such a malice
cherry blossoms in full bloom
the Spring wind!

pink petals in wild flight
a wonder to observe

destructive wind gust
incomprehensible blast
such force of nature

in the pink blossom glow
first touch of new lovers

in the swirling wind
trees uprooted - seeds scattered
the circle of life

under the swaying branches
the tickle of soft petals

birds on the wing
struggling against the wind
return to their nests

in the shelter of the trees
shudder of entwining limbs

calm after the storm
a spray of broken blossoms
pink petals scattered

at that quiescent moment
pink blossom glow - no malice

© JzB



  1. Beautiful, beautiful. I love how you've quieted the storm :)

  2. your twist of the end verse is skillful, luv your response to this challenge

    much love...

  3. Awesome JzB you were on a roll with this wonderful Soliloquy no renga very nicely done ... chapeau!

  4. Out in full force I see! The full circles of life explored...


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