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Sunday, September 21, 2014

Purple Shadow

"purple shadow"

Inspiration post by Kristjaan Panneman:
blue autumn skies
folded into mountains
purple shadow

© Jane Reichhold

The goal of this new feature is to write a Soliloquy No Renga, a Renga composed by one person. With this new feature it is possible to help you to be more associative, because you have to compose an all new renga with at least six (6) links.

As you all know a renga has stanzas of three and two lines. The first verse "hokku" gives the title to the renga and sets the entire image of your renga. By association on the verse before the verse you have to write you can make the renga a complete story.
This new feature is just for fun and I hope it will bring you the fun and inspiration as I had in mind. You can choose on your own how much links you use, but at least (as I said above) six (6) links. The last link has to make the "circle complete" and in that way has a link with the first verse. That last verse is called "ageku".

So you have to start with this opening-verse or "hokku" and in your closing-verse or "ageku" there has to be a link or association back to this "hokku". Why? Well ... it's because of aesthetic reasons ... by linking or associating from the "ageku" to the "hokku" you make the "circle" complete.

blue autumn skies
folded into mountains
purple shadow                       © Jane Reichhold

mossy rock rests in shadows
green softly creeping along
crisp breeze startles
squinting eyes - tingling skin 
hands seeking in vain
softly embraced Mother Earth
little comfort to senses
brilliantly flashing
stars swirling surround -
blue moon dust sprinkles
dragonflies lingering gaze
panda nibbles bamboo shoot
scolding jay bullies
red crested cardinal gives chase
whirl of red and blue
small stream blue reflections
single red feather floats by
ugly rat scrounges 
hummingbirds sip nectar
prayers rise like mist
hours fill the long day
an instant seems like hours
red drops fall on rocks
mingling with blue moon dust
ego bruised -
snow-capped mountains stand watch
over purple twilight shade
©  Janice Adcock

See more of this challenge and other poets responses here
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