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Dear friends of MLMM,
Welcome at a new episode of Heeding Haiku With … This week I have something new for you. I love to challenge you to create a renga together with Kobayashi Issa (1763-1828) one of the four (4) greatest haiku poets next to Basho, Buson and Shiki. How does this work?
I will give you six (6) haiku created by Issa. The goal is to add your own two-lined stanza of approximately 14 syllables associated on the scenes in the haiku. You can choose your own “line-up” and the last stanza “ageku” has to relate to the first haiku you have chosen to make the chain complete.
Here are the six (6) haiku to work with:
in my province
grass blooms too…
a dawn moon
how many mountains resemble
the ones back home?
a humdrum river beach again?
a babbling brook
chills the sake…
roses of Sharon
from the tip
of the forest ranger’s broom…
© Kobayashi Issa (Tr. David G. Lanoue, taken from haikuguy.com)
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