As a traditional party game, the Japanese would write haiku renga riddles. They would sit in a circle. The first person would write a haiku, the second person would write a renga, which would answer the haiku. This would continue on around the circle. After the renga would come another haiku and then another renga followed by another haiku and it would go on like that so on and so on until it had went all around the circle.

For those of you who don't know, a haiku is a three line poem consisting of a specific syllable count. Line one has 5 syllables, line two 7 and line three 5. A renga has two lines, both 7 syllables.

To begin the challenge, Liz Munro has written a haiku. And I have written a renga in response to that. Someone should now continue the poem on from there.

When it is all finished, we will do a compilation of the whole thing. Please let me know if you are going to contribute. Put your contribution up in a comment, please. :)

Here is what we have so far, Liz's haiku and my renga:

Understanding Love
How do you explain this new
found joy to others

I would explain it as an
Aching in my heart no more...

Please add your bit. :D

Thank you and best regards to all,
Thomas Perdue

Poetry by Thomas P - Liz M
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Written on 2007-01-18 at 09:27

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