Alchemy is Real~~ a Renku–*

My haiku was part of an autumn renku which I have included in the reblog.

Genie Nakano

Photo: Jerry Wang

Renku or rengu is a traditional Japanese poetry form of linked verse composed of the collaboration of 2 or more poets. Each participant displays his wit by spontaneously composing a verse in response to the verse that came before”.

This renku was organized and moderated by Professor of English at Xavier University of Louisiana, David Lanoue. David was the the President of the Haiku Society of America 2013 – 2015. He is a writer of Haiku and Haiku novels. He maintains the Haiku Kobayashi Issa website where he has translated 10,000 of Issa’s haiku.

October 3, 2020

Ginkgo leaves
fluttering gold
alchemy is real

the dog barks at the moon
in another time
zone Nicholas

Autumn frost at dawn
climbing slowly
the window pain Veni

a bumpy airplane ride
back south Juliet

Black votes
don’t matter
says the governor David

I will set…

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Published by genienakano

I love writing--It's my joy, my therapy--my confession. I'm a performer, dancer, yoga and meditation instructor, write a poetry column for Rafu Shimpo. Growth and love of life is a key to my happiness.

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