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Renga 12 "Winds of Life"

So' Westerly wind
bringing the warm rain to me
from across the waves
life is drawn up from the sea
Atlantic water so free.

The wind in my land
dances with summer's hot air
which cools when it rains
the heat can be intense
when the rainy days are gone

Once there was a wind
that passed by this home of mine
we were all threatened
the weather man feared to tell
the vast damage it would bring

When Scirocco blows
remember me a flower
away thousand miles.
you might have never seen me
but I always think of you.

South Carolina
don’t have a wind for her state
just hurricane names
hurricane Hugo bring back
memories from eighty-nine.

Fremantle Doctor
blows the cool afternoon breeze
straight to my front door
brings balm from the southern sea
and relief from summer’s sting.

Another cyclone
as people anticipate
my faith is tested
shall we wait in fear for life?
or prepare for it's coming?

Arab Spring winds blow
on the middle East countries
they call for justice
Instead destruction prevailed
dust covered everyone's heart

Abroholos kicks up
a squall on my coastal plain
only fish will gain
the Amazon with its waters
will not notice this small spray..

Aejej swirls the sand
it plays in Morocco’s land
devil in other talk
twisting spirals in the sand
fun time for wind in my land

Aeolus God of wind
the boss so the Greeks will say
in olden days their way
the regent of all the winds
a life giver, Aellai’s guard

Southeast wind blows
Cape Doctor knocks at the door
the Cape has shivers
beware sailors as you sail
round the Cape, skirt the shore.

I remember you
All soldiers from other lands
In your fight for me
When Bad-I-Sad-O-Bist-Roz
Blows in Afghanistan
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Old Krakatoa blew
Bali Wind threw dust my way
The Noise was too much
It was eighteen eighty three
Summer days shattered for me.
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Beware the Barber
A watery gloom to you
It will freeze your hair
Ice storms in another size
Your beard and eye lashes freeze.
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The East wind does blow
Bentu de Soli is warm
Sun bathing still fun
Sardinia’s breeze won’t freeze
This really is quite warm.
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Trust the Aussies words
Brickfielder sounds strange to me
To tell of a wind.
It blows dust in their eyes
I realize why they squint

Briza blows rain
Monsoon season once again
We need to keep dry
Philippines annual splash
Feeds the crops, we eat again.

The winds of life's stream
They pass my window always
I must follow them
To reach out to those I meet
Learning, teach, then moving on.

Sparrow talking here
There is nothing like good air
It keeps me up there
High above the mauling crowd
In peace I can hide in cloud

Please believe in me
Your spirit soars free you see
It is so simple
Just find a spot that pleases
Drift inside tranquillity

CoAuthors
Ian T
Rula
Arja
Barbara Writes
Judyanne
Sparrow

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That's strange. Can't remember participating in this renga....

Alid

Did u withdraw? I can't remember

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Maybe its just the pain that's messing up my mind. Anyway, no worries.Its a good one.

Alid

Hope you feeling better. Pain got it's grips here too

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The winds of life's stream
They pass my window always
I must follow them

To reach out to those I meet.
Learning, teach, then moving on.

Yours as always Ian xx

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There are a million reasons to believe in yourself,
So find more reasons to believe in others..

A great ending to an educational winds renga. Thanks for the idea I enjoyed it. Until we meet again here for more renga ing

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i'll have to participate in the next workshop like this, because unfortunately i honestly have no idea what it was for or about, but i love this. perhaps because of the length it reminds me of spoken word poetry. the imagery is strong and incredible, there are so many different scenes and they're all so vivid. really well done guys. i have no crit.

mag

i'll have to participate in the next workshop like this, because unfortunately i honestly have no idea what it was for or about, but i love this. perhaps because of the length it reminds me of spoken word poetry. the imagery is strong and incredible, there are so many different scenes and they're all so vivid. really well done guys. i have no crit.

mag

There is still much time to take part in this workshop, if you look back there are a few workshops from Barbara on "Renga" which is a Japanese way of writing, usually of 35 parts and more, it give us a chance to count syllables and write short pieces.
Some as you can see are little Gems, just a little research and away you go or wait till we sort out another title for the next one,
Take care out there yours, Ian..

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unfortunately I don't think I will have time right now. that being said, once I do have time I will definitely start doing workshops again. they're super fun and do wonders for improving. thanks for the invitation though, I appreciate it.

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