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Summer 2006, vol 4 no 2

RENKU

Kasen Renku: Between Corn Cockles

       

a breeze paints
the birch`s shadow
anew

gerd    

naked feet
tickled by sand

angelika    

sailing out
a beacon touches
the cutter's prow

udo    

fresh turbot
in my string bag

arno    

closing-time:
by the shutters
search for the fall moon

volker    

within fog
an airplane

dietmar    

* * * *  

     

drizzle –
across the city square
with a cello

angelika    

that sound still echoes
Rahn shoots ...

udo    

transmission interference
we share the stars
outside

arno    

her face turns to the lake
when he touches her hair

volker    

for the guests
a silhouette
of bride and groom

udo    

setting sun
Manhattan, strange today

gerd    

New Year’s Eve
alone with the eye of night
back to the hotel

dietmar    

downhill on powdery snow
the peal of bells

arno    

clearing the cellar
suddenly pausing ...
how silent it is!

volker    

on the subway to university
"The Idiot"

dietmar    

from the window
a view of cherry blossom,
the samovar steams

angelika    

on colorful backs
the first pickings in bamboo baskets

gerd    

* * * *  

     

up to the mountain pasture -
a blackbird`s nest
grows in a bush

arno    

leaning on the banister,
a stitch in the side

volker    

playing cards crackle
like those old days
at the Seine

dietmar    

his long kiss,
a derelict smiles at us

angelika    

summer morning
vagabonds crossing
the ant-trail

gerd    

between corn cockles
the skin of a snake

udo    

peeling an apple,
on the calendar
the breaking wave

volker    

my family mentioned
on the war memorial

dietmar    

what’s in a name? -
a bull trots
over Mount Olympus

gerd    

the fortune-teller lives
at the back of the house

angelika    

Tarot, the 18...
later at the Wiesn
he gets its meaning

udo    

some hangover –
outside the leaves are dancing

arno    

* * * *  

     

Halloween -
voices
from next-door

dietmar    

neighbours say good-bye
to their parents from Izmir

gerd    

at the loom -
silk threads become
ornaments

angelika    

again the old woman sits
at the lock gate pub

udo    

along the brook
through the seedy park
the scent of elder blossom

arno    

a maypole ribbon,
baby gurgles in the cradle

volker    
 
     

via email. 11 June 2004 - 31 August 2004

Gerd Börner
Volker Friebel
Arno Herrmann
Dietmar Tauchner
Udo Wenzel
Angelika Wienert

 

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