Melissa from TheAranArtisan and I have been caught by a delicious poetry ‘bug’ (I tried to think of a better word than ‘bug’ – a more positive word.’ Obsession’ would not be right, becuase it is more of a playful interest – any suggestions all you wonderful wordsmiths out there?) It all started with my little poem about my wonderfully solitary Christmas Day. A friend replied with a poem that looked to me like a Haiku, I replied in Haiku style and a ‘conversation’ ensued.
Melissa sent me the first stanza, I replied with a couplet. I am so excited that we both enjoyed the to and fro of stanza/couplet …. Here is our Renga:
While in the garden
His feet became quite sodden
From the sideways rain
It is sunny here today No wet feet, i’m glad to say
Just beneath the soil
Seeds burst towards the warm sky
Those first leaves bravely pushing
Upwards ready for the Spring
Flowers sleep but still
Getting strength beyond compare
From moon’s mighty pull
Snowdrops planted a year ago Eager now for them to show
Anyone else want to join in? You are very welcome.