Monday, November 13, 2006

Renga

One Deep Breath this week challenges us to write a renga, a collaborative poem from the Japanese tradition. Alter Ego has been very adventurous and has collaborated with her old friend Crafty Green Poet to give us:

starry sky and moon
above the sleeping city –
frost sparkles on paths.

inside we dance until dawn
all dressed in glamorous clothes.



Renga, including very long ones, are very popular with some poets in Scotland. There an interesting article at:
http://www.slainte.org.uk/publications/serials/infoscot/vol2(1)/patterns.html

7 comments:

Sandy said...

Just beautiful, and I can see it so well!
Wouldn't mind being there.

Roswila said...

Beautiful, inside and out. :-)

Star said...

what a visual poem! i begged off the renga this week, but the results i have seen so far inspire me to find a parter for a go at it one day soon

(thanks for the renga link)

Jodi said...

Great renga! I chose to go alone this week.

Jone said...

Love the images created in this renga.

Jane Poe (aka Deborah) said...

Nice collaboration! I love the imagery of the glamour of the nighttime sky and the glamour of the dancing women.

Crafty Green Poet said...

Hi there and thanks for all the comments. For those who don't know, Alter Ego is the same person as Crafty Green Poet so this wasn't an adventurous collaboration but a total cheat!