New Renku up at the Snail

Issa’s Snail, a space I put together for renku/renga (a form of collaborative verse) after participating in the Cordite ‘Haikunaut Island Renga‘ just finished it’s latest Triparshva renku, you can find it here, along with Junicho & the current, ongoing Kasen, led by Graham Nunn.

John Carley, a highly knowledgeable man, has greatly assisted me & the other writers at the Snail, it’s brilliant to have him and we’re looking forward to the next renku.

In our current Triparshva you will find verses by

Barbara A Taylor
Colin Stewart Jones
Genevieve Osborne
John Carley
Sandra Simpson
William Sorlien

and by many others elsewhere on the site!

Haiku from Issa’s Snail

Today I’m mirroring a post from kipple  – where I collected samples from some of the great poets contributing to the interactive renku site Issa’s Snail (see link to the right) I hope to present more soon!

two worn Oxfords
all that’s left of father
in the wardrobe

~

a heron’s meal
interrupted by
a teenage jet-ski

~

one strand
carries a spider
weightless

Joseph Mueller

.

trying her name
ending with his –
the pen runs dry

~

Christmas Eve –
stepping into
a stranger’s footprint

~

heat haze
she runs up waving
a fan shell

Sandra Simpson

.

rainforest –
should I listen to bellbirds
or the currawong?

~

the stray tomcat
tries a kitten’s voice –
winter dusk

~

winter fly –
my death poem
unwritten

Lorin Ford