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Summer 2005, vol 3 no 2

Triparshva

A trilateral pattern for renku

Norman Darlington

Side 1 - jo
hokku au au mn sp sp bl su wi
wakiku au au 5 sp sp 5 su wi
daisan ns au 5 ns sp 5 ns ns
4 ns 1 ns ns 1 ns ns 1 ns 1
5 suwi mn suwi suwi mn suwi mn spwi mn spsu mn
6 ns 1 ns ns 1 ns 1 spns 1 spns 1
Side 2 - ha
7 ns ns ns ns ns ns
8 ns 2 ns ns 2 ns 2 ns 3 ns 3
9 wisu 2 ns 2 wisu 2 wisu 2 nssp 3 nssp 3
10 wisu 2 lv wisu 2 + 1 wisu 2 lv wisu 2 lv wisp 3 lv susp 3 lv
11 ns 2 lv wisu mn ns 2 lv ns 2 lv ns 3 lv ns 3 lv
12 ns lv ns lv ns lv ns lv ns lv ns lv
13 ns 4 lv ns 4 lv ns 4 lv ns 4 lv ns 4 lv ns 4 lv
14 au 4 + 6 au 4 lv au 4 + 6 au 4 + 6 au 4 + 6 au 4 + 6
15 au 4 mn au lv au 4 mn au 4 mn au 4 mn au 4 mn
16 au 6 ns au 6 au 6 au 6 au 6
Side 3 - kyu
17 ns ns 2 ns ns ns ns
18 suwi suwi suwi suwi wi su
19 ns ns ns ns 2 ns ns
20 sp sp sp ns sp sp
21 sp bl sp bl sp bl sp sp bl sp bl
22 sp sp sp sp sp sp
 
Notes The Triparshva respects the jo-ha-kyu movement typical of the Kasen renku.
1 - the minor moon and its associated season may pull up or spill to this position.
2 - summer or winter may pull up or spill to these positions.
3 - in ha spring, winter or summer may pull up or spill to these positions.
4 - autumn may pull up to these positions.
5 - exceptionally moon or blossom may spill to these positions.
6 - exceptionally moon may pull up or spill to these positions.
Not all possible seasonal positions are shown. Differing seasons should be separated by at least one non-season verse.
Groups of seasonal verses pull up or spill en bloc.
suwi - whichever season appears in jo the other will appear in ha, reverting in kyu.
spwi - for a sequence begun in summer jo will contain a pair of spring verses or a single winter verse. Where spring is selected in jo winter will appear in ha.
spsu - for a sequence begun in winter jo will contain a pair of spring verses or a single summer verse. Where spring is selected in jo summer will appear in ha.
bl - blossom position.
mn - moon position.
lv - love position (approximate). Love should open with call-for-love and conclude with end-of-love. Love positions pull up or spill en bloc.

Related items in this issue of Simply Haiku:
~ The Triparshva: an introduction – Norman Darlington & John Carley

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