Welcome to the Renku Column of Simply Haiku. In this
spring edition, we bring you a broad variety of renku, from a
36-verse Kasen from Romania to a couple of three-verse Mitsumono
from Minnesota, and in between a Shisan, a Junicho and a Croatian
New in this issue, we publish correspondence from our readers,
in the shape of an English poet's "Struggles with Renku".
This is a feature which we believe can be both interesting and
useful, so we'd welcome further correspondence from you our readers,
whether in reaction to the renku we publish, or your thoughts
on renku in general.
Here are some of the hokku from our renku selection this quarter,
to whet your appetite.
a cafe’s billboard
takes off as we eat
on distant rooftops
A fresh breath
among the grafted fruit trees:
on the welcome mat
a row of flip-flops
the clear calm sea -
you can see every detail
of the bottom
Come on in, take a dip and enjoy!
Bunclody, February 2008