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Renga 18 (Rain/Raindrops)

Program description/goal: 

Description: Modern Day Renga Poetry

Leader: Barbara Writes
Moderator(s): raj

Objectives: To bring Neopoets together to sharpen their poetic skill, share their poems, and critique Poetry of others. It is a place to interact and co-write Poetry together.

Level of expertise: Open to all

Subject matter: Renga Theme: Rain/Raindrops is to be written in Japanese format. Haiku 5/7/5, senyru 5/7/5, tanka 5/7/5/7/7 and Renga (Eternal string of tanka)

Length: 
30 days
Number of participants (limit): 
100 people
Date: 
Friday, June 1, 2018 to Saturday, June 30, 2018

Comments

Each droplet of rain
a mercenary of life
god sends from the skies

we hear them knock on roof tops
waking us to join rain dance
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raj (sublime_ocean)

how do you join, are there instructions about the forms or must research them yourself?

T

The most powerful reaction
of mind on mind
is transference of sight

tyro the form you have to use here is Tanka of 5 lines conforming to sequence of syllabi 5/7/5/7/7 to the theme of raindrops/rain. Barbara would then consolidate such tankas posted to form a Renga
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raj (sublime_ocean)

I couldn’t have said it so precise being as detail as I can get sometimes. Lol

*The Collaboration Poetry Workshop
Eternal Renga
Amqerican Version of Japanese Poetry
All Neopoet members are welcome to join in the round robin fun.
Collaboration Poetry Workshop

author comment

Nice to meet. You join by commenting here and asking. I just add you

*The Collaboration Poetry Workshop
Eternal Renga
Amqerican Version of Japanese Poetry
All Neopoet members are welcome to join in the round robin fun.
Collaboration Poetry Workshop

author comment

Not sure if this qualifies

Tears of heaven
quench the thirst of the earth,
plants and animals.

the rebirth of the dead land
celebration of life

Alid

wonderful to see you back....loved your Tanka...
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raj (sublime_ocean)

Great poem but your syllables count is off
5/7/5/7/7
You are in

*The Collaboration Poetry Workshop
Eternal Renga
Amqerican Version of Japanese Poetry
All Neopoet members are welcome to join in the round robin fun.
Collaboration Poetry Workshop

author comment

can you point out where cos I can't find it.

Alid

Alid, if i may step in

quench the thirst of the earth [six syllabi],

celebration of life [six syllabi]

I am sure you can fix both
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raj (sublime_ocean)

quench the thirst of the earth [six syllabi], could be turned to
quench the thirst of mother earth [seven syllabi],

celebration of life {six syllabi] could be turned to
true celebration of life [seven syllabi]
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raj (sublime_ocean)

Hello Barbara

do you post your poem here, or in the stream?

T

The most powerful reaction
of mind on mind
is transference of sight

Post your poem here

*The Collaboration Poetry Workshop
Eternal Renga
Amqerican Version of Japanese Poetry
All Neopoet members are welcome to join in the round robin fun.
Collaboration Poetry Workshop

author comment

this poetry form is new to me. Glad it was introduced, I know that it consist of two stanzas and multiple writers. What if you don't have anyone to collab with?

You are here collabing now. That’s what this workshop is all about. Just share your haiku or senyru here with two couplet added and you have a tanka.

*The Collaboration Poetry Workshop
Eternal Renga
Amqerican Version of Japanese Poetry
All Neopoet members are welcome to join in the round robin fun.
Collaboration Poetry Workshop

author comment

Love fall from heaven
dark skies rain clouds are forming
silvery droplets

body cries out for comfort
from a stream boiling inside.

*The Collaboration Poetry Workshop
Eternal Renga
Amqerican Version of Japanese Poetry
All Neopoet members are welcome to join in the round robin fun.
Collaboration Poetry Workshop

author comment

sometimes as drizzle
at times in heavy torrent
drops of rain perform

the stage suddenly lights up
to announce upcoming act
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raj (sublime_ocean)

Just a tad syllables count 5/7/4/8/6 correction 5/7/5/7/7

*The Collaboration Poetry Workshop
Eternal Renga
Amqerican Version of Japanese Poetry
All Neopoet members are welcome to join in the round robin fun.
Collaboration Poetry Workshop

author comment

thanks Barbara for the catch. I have now conformed to 5/7/5/7/7.
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raj (sublime_ocean)

Sun heats the waters
Mist is freed of gravity
The clouds puff out full

Butterfly exits cocoon
As clear drops fall on my head.

T

The most powerful reaction
of mind on mind
is transference of sight

Welcome tyro to the Renga with your vivid tanka...

"as clear drops fall on my head" create a picture that you are enjoying the rain without an umbrella
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raj (sublime_ocean)

kids get excited
to sail paper boats on streams
to voyage their dreams

some are of the warrior
Napoleon Bonaparte
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raj (sublime_ocean)

I really like this little nugget. It’s not about rain or raindrops but kids sailing paper boats on streams works for me

*The Collaboration Poetry Workshop
Eternal Renga
Amqerican Version of Japanese Poetry
All Neopoet members are welcome to join in the round robin fun.
Collaboration Poetry Workshop

author comment

grey clouds bear rain drops
form rainbow against sunlight
to brush them on soil

soon a painting emerges
so very pleasing to eyes
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raj (sublime_ocean)

Nice one

*The Collaboration Poetry Workshop
Eternal Renga
Amqerican Version of Japanese Poetry
All Neopoet members are welcome to join in the round robin fun.
Collaboration Poetry Workshop

author comment

kids splash in puddles
adults walk in umbrellas
two talking pictures

first iconic of delight
other of missing the bus
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raj (sublime_ocean)

Misted by the sun
Cooled and mixed with dust
Drops to thirsty earth.

Children splash in the puddles
This is life itself to all.

Ian..

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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

Add two more lines, a couplet with 7 syllables each and your haiku will become a Tanka.

*The Collaboration Poetry Workshop
Eternal Renga
Amqerican Version of Japanese Poetry
All Neopoet members are welcome to join in the round robin fun.
Collaboration Poetry Workshop

author comment

Hope this is what you need for the Tanka, have a lovely day out there, Yours as always Ian..xx

.
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

drenched from head to toe
kids return home in delight
because schools are closed

sun smiles again from the sky
to watch children play football
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raj (sublime_ocean)

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