Renga Rally

13 Apr

Hello. Yes, It’s me again already, but I could not resist this challenge which I came across while writing the Friday Freeforall. Grace, over at imaginary garden with real toads, challenges us to a group renga.

Some claim April rain
brings the blossoms of May,                           Grace O’Malley
but trees here are hasty

like youth, ardor unrestrained
eager for springs first sweet kiss                    Art Happens 365

Sakura blossoms
In the arms of old man tree                             Skylover
Drops of moonlit milk

showgirls will perform a dance
inspired by Moon light’s embrace                  Ella

her graceful waves in
a risque spring ballet, legs                             Laurie Kolp
kick the darkened sky

stars wink at rainbow feathers
that tease with each fluttering                       Susie Clevenger

My full heart flutters,
I become dancer and dance                           Other Mary
under April’s moon

and a blossoming cherry
in the sweet, full warmth of May                  Kay, Alberta, Canada

And we, resting far
north where snow still flies and melts          Sunflower Shan
await midnight sun.

Polar day will not circle
on cosmic calliope.                                         Jinksy

Pegasus gallops
to the music of the spheres,                            Caddoc Trellis
while star clusters spin.

The earth spins on its axis,                             margo
hums its music in B flat.

Join in. It’s quick. It’s fun. Let’s see how long we can make this renga.


Posted by on 13/04/2012 in exercises, poetry, writing


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15 responses to “Renga Rally

  1. Kerry O'Connor

    13/04/2012 at 9:43 am

    Thanks for joining in our Real Toads renga. I love these lines, especially earth’s song hummed in B Flat.

    • margo roby

      13/04/2012 at 9:58 am

      Thank you, Kerry. The B flat is real, by the way, which makes it even more fun.

  2. Misky

    13/04/2012 at 9:58 am

    where do we post?

    • margo roby

      13/04/2012 at 10:03 am

      Misky, I posted on my blog and included all the previous stanzas with authors.

  3. deelaytful

    13/04/2012 at 12:14 pm

    lol. great output. whenever my friends and I do this, I get bored midway 😛

    • margo roby

      13/04/2012 at 12:55 pm

      I think because of the way it came through on a blog I liked the participation. I’ll forget it and be surprised when it resurfaces.

  4. julespaige

    13/04/2012 at 1:34 pm

    I added a piece after Misky… just in the comments section. I didn’t see where the piece was as a whole. I could go back every day and add something… but then that’s just me. Thanks for the direction. As of yet the comment hasn’t posted and someone even came in after me…

    my lines 7/7 were:
    silver vessel half moon
    empties dawn into morning

  5. Caddoc Trellis

    13/04/2012 at 1:47 pm

    Oh, that is neat! LOL

    • margo roby

      14/04/2012 at 9:58 am

      Thank you, Caddoc. I spun off yours 🙂

  6. The Happy Amateur

    13/04/2012 at 3:52 pm

    Thank you Margo! It’s fun! Nothing has been happening there for some time, though… I hope it’s just this ‘quiet before the storm’ situation,and the poem is going to stretch forever!

    • margo roby

      14/04/2012 at 10:07 am

      Hello! You’ve been quiet. Good to see you again, Sasha. I haven’t checked today. Hopefully overnight people renga-ed like crazy.

  7. ella

    13/04/2012 at 5:31 pm

    I love the direction you took it in Margo!

    • margo roby

      14/04/2012 at 10:08 am

      Thanks, Ella. I need to visit and see where it has gone 🙂

  8. othermary

    14/04/2012 at 5:13 pm

    Great addition Margo!


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