Opening Feb 2012
It’s been awhile, aye, lad? Love to join in. I’ll keep watch.
Indeed! Wanna lead one? I could start the engine again, I’ve been looking for a volunteer for a while now so if you’re keen that’d be superb! Otherwise I’ll still ask around
Might’s well . . . some time on my hands. It’s been some time past. We should inquire of our scheduled authors first, see if any are game. Seniority, you know.
🙂 Excellent! Sending the call now, let’s see who bites!
Hi Ash, love to join in if somebody on the schedule page can’t make it! Best wishes, Genevieve.
I finally have time to join! I’ll throw my hat into the ring. What a strange expression…
Fantastic, great news, Mel, looking forward to seeing the hat fly down!
That’s why I love you, dear. Peas in a pod . . .
Will put you first on the list, Gen – though with John’s excellent post below, you shouldn’t miss out at all
Peas in a pod. We just can’t abandon our metaphors, can we, Sorlien.
I’m with Gen – put me down for any spare place going, otherwise happy to watch and learn.
Yep, sure can – you’ll be in either renku Sandra, great to have you aboard!
Hi Ash, that Sorlien fellow is dubious at best. So if there’s anybody out there who’d like to write a sequence but are quite sensibly thanking their lucky stars that Willie is all booked up I’d happily lead another poem at the same time. First time writers of renku, or those with little experience, are particularly welcome.
Hey, here’s a ‘love’ sequence between Yaba, Basho and Rigyuu from the poem The Hawker’s Goose. If this reads more like a ‘back door man’ blues from Mr Sorlien’s country than elevated literature blame it on the translator. 😉 J
she minces dried herbs
for the larder shellf
a day off for the horse,
there’s romancing indoors
the yarn-skein man
comes calling around four,
all out of tune
Great John, would love to have two renku going at once – let’s find some more players!
I am available for back up on the new Renku
That’s with john. I enjoyed working with him over at TRG
Done, Mary 😉
Johnny!!! There you is, you cantankerous curmudgeon. How was holiday?
Best not to use the Yahoo Mail account of mine any longer. It’s been phished, seriously compromised. Of course, you’re always welcome to send me money, nonetheless!
william sorlien at g mail dot com
A longer sequence then? Imachi, maybe? Little steps . . .
All good thanks buddy – I’m a full on German lover (well, Saxony anyway).
I’m a big fan of the Imachi – it *demands* considerably more than the Junicho in terms of distinctive tempo control and the like.
On the other hand it could make sense to build up some renku muscle by having two separate shorter poems run in tandem. Dunno how many people are stacked up in Ashley’s system (Hi Mary!). It would be good to rope in some lurking newbies too.
Hope you washed the oil of your fingers before touching that keyboard boy. Or do you now have un ombre to do your typing for you (you captialist…)
As happens, I’m fresh back from Germany. I thought I saw someone there who might have looked like you, if only I knew what you looked like.
The oil isn’t so difficult to remove from my hands, unless you count that which now lubricates my hair, tongue, and previously well-mannered nature. It’s the dust that has inextricably permeated my very soul. I should have expected no less an error from some yobbo, ale-sodden Red Devil worshipper. Mind your words – mi vatos are loyal to a fault, and believe you me, they are everywhere, even where you least expect it.
However . . . a point well taken. Why, even tonight I’m off to a midwestern poetry group to recruit more adherents to the haikai fold. I’d only considered our number in waiting. Good hands all, reliably seasoned, all capable of that certain, “thousand yard” vision.
Some new blood *would* be advantageous. I did recall *someone’s* mention that our job is to encourage, didn’t I?
Let’s git to it!
I am here and ready to go!
Also with you here too BAT, we’re gettin closer to two full teams.
I’ve also heard from Joe, which is great to hear yet another familiar Snailer is back
So far the following 9 writers have signed up :
Willie, John, Gen, Mel, Sandra, Mary, Lorin, Barbara, Joeseph, (& me = 10)
But a few people from the original schedule haven’t written back just yet – I’ll leave things open til later tonight though
Yep, I’m up for either or both. 🙂 I didn’t look here before this, but let Ash know I was available for the backlist for Willie’s, in case someone didn’t turn up, and I’m in for John’s since alerted to the ‘duelling sabaki’ scenario. It’ll be nice to be involved in renku again with whomever is willing to take on someone a tad rusty.
Ok, no-one else has replied and it’s been a while longer than I planned – let’s go!
There are 10 of us, so 5 each for Willie & John?
I’ll open two pages – so far I’m with Willie & Mary is with John – let’s set how the rest of us even out – I think 5 and 5 for the dueling renku will be best I feel
Jet lagged and limping, I’d still like to sign on with Will Sorlien.
slow to respond
the sleepy cat
stares after the mouse
Hey Bill, welcome back! How about you take my spot here:
and if either team ends up being short a player, for any reason, I’ll jump back in 🙂
Okay, maybe my brain is fried by writing elsewhere. HOW do I get onto the page to join this renku (and/or John’s!) My haiku is rusty, but I’ve got some great mouthful of words tumbling in my mouth attaching themselves to images from my cortex. Fun. Joe
Oy, Joe! Scroll up to Renku ‘In Progress’ on the titles bar, hover the cursor, drop down slightly to Renku 5 as it appears, and Renku’s 1 and 2 should appear also!
Is there a spot for me?
Get over here! We’ll sort it out later.
Here I am!
And here, Joe
Great to see ya on board
Here I come, don’cha mean? Directions four posts above.
Hey Gen if you’re out there, there’s still a spot free on John’s page
Hi Ash, OK I’m heading to John’s page.
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