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Bring in the Spring Eternal Renga

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Program description/goal: 

Workshop: Collaborative Poetry Writing (Renga)

Description: This is a meeting place for all poets on Neopoet to read, learn and write collaboratively poetry. In this workshop you will learn to write (4) four forms of Japanese poetry.
Poets would also come together and co write any poem of their choosing.

1. Haiku three lines of poetry written with 5/7/5 syllables
2. Senyru three lines of poetry written with 5/7/5 syllables
3. Tanka five lines of poetry written with 5/7/5/7/7 syllables
4. Renga a string of tanka poems from two or more poets.

Leader: Barbara Writes
Co Leader: Alidzain
Moderator(s) Raj

Objective: The object of this workshop is to bring poets together in a whimsical workshop to write collaborative poetry. Bring your creativity and imagination.

Level of expertise: Open to all.

Subject matter: The moderator will choose his/her theme for the poem. It can be about anything you choose. Whatever the theme it'll be based on (3) three Japanese styles of writing poetry; haiku, senyru and tanka.

Ex. Tanka
I know not the name
Of local wind where I live
Research must be fun

Learning about surrounding
Of others brings together.

Ex. Haiku
The silver moon hid
Quickly behind dark grey skies
Birds south for winter

Ex. Senyru
Early November
Snow is falling in New York
Covers Watertown

Length: 
30 days
Skill level: 
Date: 
Tuesday, March 22, 2016
Short description: 
Just jump in

Comments

Welcome to Spring.
You can start sharing your fabulous spring tanka here to start the renga

I just love spring time
Budding trees sprouting blossoms
Birds squawk atop trees.

The warm breeze flow in my bones
Life and new birth springs to life.

*Collaborative Poetry Workshop* American Version of Japanese Poetry ~ Renga ~ Haiku, Senyru, Tanka. All Neopoets welcome to join the Collaborative Poetry Writing Workshop.
https://pixiblogs.blacpixi.com/

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Whispers of chill days
Birds burst into morning songs
Gracing new spring days

An equinox passes
First white then golden flowers

*Collaborative Poetry Workshop* American Version of Japanese Poetry ~ Renga ~ Haiku, Senyru, Tanka. All Neopoets welcome to join the Collaborative Poetry Writing Workshop.
https://pixiblogs.blacpixi.com/

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Sheer excitement
at awakening of spring
on rosy petals

chorus of peepers at eve
and purple finches at dawn

*Collaborative Poetry Workshop* American Version of Japanese Poetry ~ Renga ~ Haiku, Senyru, Tanka. All Neopoets welcome to join the Collaborative Poetry Writing Workshop.
https://pixiblogs.blacpixi.com/

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The days grow longer
in the season of rebirth,
younglings come to life

Spreading warmth marks winter's end
as bears rise from their slumber.

*Collaborative Poetry Workshop* American Version of Japanese Poetry ~ Renga ~ Haiku, Senyru, Tanka. All Neopoets welcome to join the Collaborative Poetry Writing Workshop.
https://pixiblogs.blacpixi.com/

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Soles crunchy slippage
Cracked puddles everywhere
Birds fight in bare trees

Spring creeps in without a care
Flowers bursting everywhere..

Have a great Spring out there and feel for the Aussies as they are going into Autumn,
Love you all,
yours as always, Ian

.
Give critique to help keep Neopoet great.
Unconditional love to you all.
"Learn to love yourself first"
Yours as always, Ian.T, Sparrow, and Yenti

Thanks go sharing

*Collaborative Poetry Workshop* American Version of Japanese Poetry ~ Renga ~ Haiku, Senyru, Tanka. All Neopoets welcome to join the Collaborative Poetry Writing Workshop.
https://pixiblogs.blacpixi.com/

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Ere spring is sprung
'tis like my body is strung
flowers alone bloom

Where are my darling’s roses
Valentine came bit too soon

Glad you are here

*Collaborative Poetry Workshop* American Version of Japanese Poetry ~ Renga ~ Haiku, Senyru, Tanka. All Neopoets welcome to join the Collaborative Poetry Writing Workshop.
https://pixiblogs.blacpixi.com/

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if u meant 'tis for me

Of course I meant it for you

*Collaborative Poetry Workshop* American Version of Japanese Poetry ~ Renga ~ Haiku, Senyru, Tanka. All Neopoets welcome to join the Collaborative Poetry Writing Workshop.
https://pixiblogs.blacpixi.com/

author comment

a wow for all your posts here...this is working out so well...

Regards,

raj (sublime_ocean)

how would we do
with maidens due
thanks raj to you
raj_oceanic sublime

A spring to the steps
making birds glee as they perch
on sunlit tree tops

feeders eagerly welcome
the hungry chirping creatures
*

raj (sublime_ocean)

poetry oozes
from your finger tips
how we all wish
we could touch them

perhaps
we all could also be induced
as spring gets sprung
here as a new
seasonal bell is rung

Thanks Lovedly...

I made a small edit because the word "bird" was repeated in the earlier version..

Regards,

raj (sublime_ocean)

You are so kind to ring the spring bell.
Now Neopoets are bringing in the spring with fellow Neopoets with renga

I'll be structuring the renga poem with all y'all spring tanka in s moment for the stream.

Thanks again for participating. Ring the spring bell so more Neopoets who like writing haiku or senyru can join in the spring time fun at Neopoet

*Collaborative Poetry Workshop* American Version of Japanese Poetry ~ Renga ~ Haiku, Senyru, Tanka. All Neopoets welcome to join the Collaborative Poetry Writing Workshop.
https://pixiblogs.blacpixi.com/

author comment

Winter brought forth sleep
Spring revived brings forth new life
For sleepy poets

The March flowers are budding
Blossom smiling everywhere

*Collaborative Poetry Workshop* American Version of Japanese Poetry ~ Renga ~ Haiku, Senyru, Tanka. All Neopoets welcome to join the Collaborative Poetry Writing Workshop.
https://pixiblogs.blacpixi.com/

author comment

Sheer excitement
at awakening of spring
on rosy petals
chorus of peepers at eve
and purple finches at dawn.

Whispers of chill days
Birds burst into morning songs
Gracing new spring days
An equinox passes
First white then golden flowers.

The days grow longer
in the season of rebirth,
younglings come to life
Spreading warmth marks winter's end
as bears rise from their slumber.

I just love spring time
Budding trees sprouting blossoms
Birds squawk atop trees.
The warm breeze flow in my bones
Life and new birth springs to life.

Crunchy slippage
Cracked puddles everywhere
Birds fight in bare trees
Spring creeps in without a care
Flowers bursting everywhere.

Ere spring is sprung
'tis like my body is strung
flowers alone bloom
Where are my darling’s roses
Valentine came bit too soon.

A spring to the steps
making birds glee as they perch
on sunlit tree tops
feeders eagerly welcome
the hungry chirpy creatures.

Winter brought forth sleep
Spring revived brings forth new life
For sleepy poets
The March flowers are budding
Blossom smiling everywhere.

A gypsy spirit
speaking Bohemian language
are the wild daisies
When the season is over
the phase is caged in a vase

Raj
Ian
Alid
Barbara
Lovedly
Rula

*Collaborative Poetry Workshop* American Version of Japanese Poetry ~ Renga ~ Haiku, Senyru, Tanka. All Neopoets welcome to join the Collaborative Poetry Writing Workshop.
https://pixiblogs.blacpixi.com/

author comment

I am also happy
to get your rapt attention
so I must mention

let spring here come then I will jump
till such time lets eat warm plums

Your are welcome.
plums are really good.
Can't wait to see them
hanging from their vines

*Collaborative Poetry Workshop* American Version of Japanese Poetry ~ Renga ~ Haiku, Senyru, Tanka. All Neopoets welcome to join the Collaborative Poetry Writing Workshop.
https://pixiblogs.blacpixi.com/

author comment

Barbara through oversight you did not copy the entire last line of my tanka which has got truncated when you copied it...it should be "the hungry chirpy creatures"...thought I need to draw your attention to this...

Regards,

raj (sublime_ocean)

sorry I have come a bit late, but as the saying goes better late than never.
Great job barbara for being able to bring neopoets together to write a timing renga

❤❤❤❤❤❤

Poetry is when an emotion has found its thought and the thought has found words
........Robert Frost☺

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Glad you could join in

*Collaborative Poetry Workshop* American Version of Japanese Poetry ~ Renga ~ Haiku, Senyru, Tanka. All Neopoets welcome to join the Collaborative Poetry Writing Workshop.
https://pixiblogs.blacpixi.com/

author comment

Sheer excitement
at awakening of spring
on rosy petals
chorus of peepers at eve
and purple finches at dawn.

Whispers of chill days
Birds burst into morning songs
Gracing new spring days
An equinox passes
First white then golden flowers.

The days grow longer
in the season of rebirth,
younglings come to life
Spreading warmth marks winter's end
as bears rise from their slumber.

I just love spring time
Budding trees sprouting blossoms
Birds squawk atop trees.
The warm breeze flow in my bones
Life and new birth springs to life.

Crunchy slippage
Cracked puddles everywhere
Birds fight in bare trees
Spring creeps in without a care
Flowers bursting everywhere.

Ere spring is sprung
'tis like my body is strung
flowers alone bloom
Where are my darling’s roses
Valentine came bit too soon.

A spring to the steps
making birds glee as they perch
on sunlit tree tops
feeders eagerly welcome
the hungry chirpy creatures.

Winter brought forth sleep
Spring revived brings forth new life
For sleepy poets
The March flowers are budding
Blossom smiling everywhere.

A gypsy spirit
speaking Bohemian language
are the wild daisies
When the season is over
the phase is caged in a vase.

Spring unfolds its mat;
bees and butterflies- invited
to paint with colors;
strokes of red, pink and purple
to embelish the green meadows.

Spring born yesterday
gone its cool grip as days grow
the sun climbs higher
awakened plants prepare blooms
summers lazy ways soon due.

Raj
Ian
Alid
Barbara
Lovedly
Rula

*Collaborative Poetry Workshop* American Version of Japanese Poetry ~ Renga ~ Haiku, Senyru, Tanka. All Neopoets welcome to join the Collaborative Poetry Writing Workshop.
https://pixiblogs.blacpixi.com/

author comment

The last line of my tanka is still truncated....dont know what to say...

bye everyone...have a great time posting your tankas to this Renga...

raj (sublime_ocean)

Spring unfolds its mat;
bees and butterflies- invited
to paint with colors;

strokes of red, pink and purple
to embelish the green meadows.

❤❤❤❤❤❤

Poetry is when an emotion has found its thought and the thought has found words
........Robert Frost☺

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great Tanka Rula...

Regards,

raj (sublime_ocean)

.

❤❤❤❤❤❤

Poetry is when an emotion has found its thought and the thought has found words
........Robert Frost☺

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Spring born yesterday
Gone its cool grip as days grow
The sun climbs higher

Awakened plants prepare blooms
Summers lazy ways soon due..

Just a thought on how to journey into Summer and how to complete this great write here,
Yours as always Ian..

.
Give critique to help keep Neopoet great.
Unconditional love to you all.
"Learn to love yourself first"
Yours as always, Ian.T, Sparrow, and Yenti

I'll end spring and ease into autumn and winter with your poem.

*Collaborative Poetry Workshop* American Version of Japanese Poetry ~ Renga ~ Haiku, Senyru, Tanka. All Neopoets welcome to join the Collaborative Poetry Writing Workshop.
https://pixiblogs.blacpixi.com/

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We have due to a rest lost the Summers sun in this Spring Poem we have drifted into the autumn..
Spring can still be written about and this Renga continued
Let us please continue writing and adding to this piece,
Yours Ian.T

.
Give critique to help keep Neopoet great.
Unconditional love to you all.
"Learn to love yourself first"
Yours as always, Ian.T, Sparrow, and Yenti

It's time to venture into winter

*Collaborative Poetry Workshop* American Version of Japanese Poetry ~ Renga ~ Haiku, Senyru, Tanka. All Neopoets welcome to join the Collaborative Poetry Writing Workshop.
https://pixiblogs.blacpixi.com/

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