(Group Work)- Of Haiku and Tanka, a group of
poems on a single subject which illuminate the subject from various
points of view, but can be read independently.
(Linked Poem)- A poem of alternating stanzas of nominally
five-seven-five and seven-seven onji (for our purposes,
syllables), usually composed by two or more poets, and developing
texture by shifting among several traditional topics without
narrative progression. Typical renga run to 36, 50, 100, 1000 or
*Definitions from, The
Haiku Handbook by William J. Higginson with Penny Harter.
“Eternal Narrative of
This is an
experimental-fusion form of renga. For more information and samples
of renga go here-
Simply stated, I hope this to be
an eternal (endless) linking of haiku following a subtle, or even
blatant, but fluid , narrative or theme.
To make this accessible and
simple -and since most people are familiar with haiku, I’m throwing
out the 17-14 syllable alternation of traditional renga. The
only rules are, that your addition be a short 3 line haiku or poem
(Traditional -17 syllables, or free form.) that is somehow pertinent
or linked to the on-going theme, flavor or story-line of the renga.
As a tribute to the origin
and tradition of the art of haiku , this renga’s hokku (starting
verse) will be in traditional 5-7-5 syllable form. And since this is
Fushi (eternally young), and also, started in Spring (May 22, 2002).
It will contain a Spring Kigo (5 syllable seasonal reference.).
Start the Fushirenga…
Who wants to begin this
renga? Send your traditional (5-7-5 syllable) hokku/haiku containing
a Spring kigo (seasonal starting verse), along with your name or
-or submit your hokku/haiku
below in the provided form.
I will then post your haiku
here on this website on a soon-to–be announced-date, to be read and
Whoever receives the
popular vote (most votes) will have the honor of starting this
Thereafter, there will be a
form provided on this website to instantly submit your haiku
additions. All submissions will be automatically included (with your
name), and continue to build upon the starting, and subsequent
stanzas, of this renga.
-One continual scrolling
page of an eternal, linked, haiku renga.
Be creative.,.be fun…and be
your traditional 17 syllable (5-7-5) hokku/haiku, with a Spring kigo
to be considered and voted upon as the renga starting verse (You
must include your name or penname and email address) :
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