Ranga Demands ~ More in Less*

1

rain bathes ground

pond no longer parched

robust life springs forth

2

awake sunlit wings

shimmer flutter

3

among the cat tails

dragonflies dance

free spirits on the wind

4

bulrushes nod

from lakeside prisons

5

freedom in rebirth

filtered pressed

white Parchment awaits

6

maple oil

stains Akimibi’s cloak

7

sakura leaves

dying in red and yellow-

Kyoto fire

8

chrysanthemums bundle

in chilled air

9

Yuki-onna rests

hand holds stay

turns into snow flurries

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*Footnote:

First I’d like to give credit to James Kahn for writing verses 4, 6 and 7, also teaching me something new.

I found this form of poetry extremely difficult. One must form an image using the least amount of syllables.

One thought must lead into the next in a progression on the subject. In Japanese poetry less is more or more is less, whichever way you want to look at it.

http://www.2hweb.net/haikai/renku/Link_Shift.html

If you wish to learn more about this form of poetry, I have provided informative links.

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Renga

The photo is a mosaic done by Irina Charny to see more of her works visit:

http://icmosaics.com/archived-work/four-seasons.html

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