Full text coming soon at Simply Haiku, keep an eye here for the link in November!
Here it is:
Dear reader, this is the text of our 12 verse Junicho renku sequence as it is finalised. If you’d like to trace the creation of the poem and read the ongoing exchanges please follow the ‘discussions, Junicho’ link at right.
What is a Junicho? There’s some description and discussion of it at the late W.J.Higgionson’s ‘Renku Home’ site – look for the link to Shorter Renku. There is likewise some appraisal of it at my own Renku Reckoner site if you go to Common Types and page down. The Schematic guides link takes you to tabular layouts of various renku schema – the Junicho is in there somewhere. A poem begun in summer is represented in column 5.
what common cur
could bring itself to eat
neither moon nor darkness rest
Best wishes, John
Please count me in. I look forward to your schema and to learning more as we go. I have been familiarising myself with your Renku Reckoner for several years now. I enjoy working on them very much.
Thanks again for coming to this party.
Peace and Love
Thanks Barbara, is that an antipodean g’day?
Room for four more before the bus leaves! And as many interested parties as can dance on the head of a pin.
I’d like to join you, though I would defer if others
would like the chance. I don’t wish to bump anyone.
I’ll just lie back here in the weeds…
Got you Willie. There’s no need to worry about excluding people. We can always do a further poem.
OK – three on board. Three to go! J
Hi John, I left a message last night, on the ‘discussion’ page., under Barbara’s. I thought that was the place to post it.
I see that Joseph has left a message there too. That’d make it five willing players at this point.
I think that’s a good idea – run this renku just like the kasen
– use the discussion page for chat/posting/comments etc
and use this page to post the links of the Junicho as it builds
So, am I right that we have John, Ashley Barbara, Lorin, Willie and Joseph confirmed?
That brings us to 6!
(unless John is leading without participating?) Either way will be fine, fo course
I’m still lookin’ up antipodean!
Oops, put my comment on the wrong page again. Just a quick thanks to John for his wonderful Renku Reckon (recon?) site. Elucidating, descriptive, and schematic.
gather at the pond
scents of ginger
disguise the old dog
Hi Willie – no stinging nettles in those weeds I hope?
Hi John – I think I might like to try, if I can get my head around it all
playing it fast
A belated hello, Rhonda,
Its obvious I do have some kinda itch goin’ on.
Is-there a little place in-between in that ghost train of renku ?
If, if… then… I’ll be the frog who dives head first
Oops, just reread our junicho and realized there is a typo in the last verse. Here’s how it reads now:
a drunken kiss
the sea, the stars revlove
Let’s change this to:
a drunken kiss
the sea, the stars, revolve
although the concept of “revlove” is interesting. As is the line, “the sea, the satyrs, revolve”
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