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Post by melodiccolor on Mon Aug 17, 2009 3:39 pm

paralyzed, unable to move
forward is impossible; fear

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Post by Bluedream on Mon Aug 17, 2009 6:40 pm

illumination
shining brightly to surround
shadows slip away
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Post by melodiccolor on Mon Aug 17, 2009 8:30 pm

shadow and light, positive and
negetive, sides of a coin

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Post by Bluedream on Tue Aug 18, 2009 4:46 pm

Yes, tis true...Yin, Yang
Tho embrace one, we may become...
I choose the sun...
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Post by melodiccolor on Tue Aug 18, 2009 4:50 pm

the sun, the stars, the universe
all to be had if you dream

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Post by Bluedream on Tue Aug 18, 2009 7:35 pm

I float as in dreams
the lake water carries me
our lone star warms skin...


[Mmmm nice day today!]
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Post by melodiccolor on Tue Aug 18, 2009 8:00 pm

floating in the air flying
I wish not to awaken just yet

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Post by Bluedream on Wed Aug 26, 2009 8:03 pm

my faith is lifted
by my spirits soft grounding
more than realized
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Post by melodiccolor on Wed Aug 26, 2009 10:57 pm

sounds gently adrift, aloft
melodies to raise the spirit

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Post by Bluedream on Fri Sep 11, 2009 6:33 pm

[thank you...tis all me...florally...lol!]

quietly...old tunes
slip back into the worn grooves
'Stolen Moments' played...
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Post by melodiccolor on Fri Sep 11, 2009 7:43 pm

moments delayed patiently waiting
finally arrive and move on

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Post by Bluedream on Fri Sep 11, 2009 10:18 pm

Ah...such is our lives!
Moments that anxiously pine...
to wish for this pause...



[hmmm...nothing really stops does it...ever?...eternally...universally...can we be content with that...an ending...or just to be expectant for more beyond...hmm...?]
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Post by melodiccolor on Fri Sep 11, 2009 10:22 pm

pause is an illusion as is time
flowing ever forward sideways

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Post by Bluedream on Fri Sep 11, 2009 10:25 pm

...backwords..before me...
I envision my child self...
ageless in grace...
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Post by melodiccolor on Sun Sep 13, 2009 4:23 pm

the child within, gleeful
plays, smiles, laughs, imagines

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Post by Bluedream on Sat Sep 19, 2009 11:51 pm

...at world in true peace
imagination returns
heaven down to us
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Post by melodiccolor on Sat Sep 19, 2009 11:58 pm

True peace and kindness shows
within ones self and outwards go

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Post by Bluedream on Tue Sep 29, 2009 8:54 am

enhancing the calm
as another season ends
with subtle whisper
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Post by melodiccolor on Tue Sep 29, 2009 5:01 pm

with subtle signs and great efforts
we go forward growing changing

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Post by melodiccolor on Wed Oct 21, 2009 8:08 pm

(I'm revising this thread--come join me)

The subject wained, attention
wanders elsewhere
to return once again

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Post by Bluedream on Thu Oct 22, 2009 8:46 am

like visiting an old friend...
that favorite comfy chair...
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Post by melodiccolor on Thu Oct 22, 2009 5:24 pm

snuggled down warm
listening to the rain fall
all is well right now

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Post by Bluedream on Fri Oct 23, 2009 7:59 am

a certain peace deep within
is meant to be in the now
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Post by melodiccolor on Fri Oct 23, 2009 1:24 pm

delving deep within
the spirit yeilds much surprise
exploration is

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Post by Bluedream on Fri Oct 23, 2009 3:55 pm

to that unseen place we drift
a multicolored light guides
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Post by melodiccolor on Sat Oct 24, 2009 12:44 am

multicolored season
springs from gray white cold
life reborn again

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Post by melodiccolor on Wed Apr 28, 2010 9:33 pm

melodiccolor wrote:I got this game from another board. It is wonderful, freeform and intuitive.

For those who don't know what or how to renga:



WHAT IS A RENGA?
A RENGA is a group of HAIKU-LIKE verses linked in any one of several special ways. It is usually written by two or more poets who take turns writing the verses.

In classical RENGA, 3-line and 2-line verses are alternated, beginning with a 3-line verse (a hokku, usually approximating 5-7-5 syllables) resembling haiku. A second poet composes the following verse (2 lines approximating 7-7), linking it by one of several methods (not too obviously, please) with the first. The next verse (of 3 lines), composed by the first poet (in a 2-person renga) or by another (in renga written by more than 2 poets), links with the second but not with the first.

Beginning capitals and ending punctuation are usually avoided. These patterns continue throughout the renga, each verse linking somehow with the verse preceding it, but with no others. Each verse may launch us in a new direction, providing the next poet with a new puzzle to solve. Once a significant noun, verb, adjective or adverb occurs, it is usually not used in another verse (tho a witty switch of meaning or context might be acceptable in adjacent links). This technique keeps a renga continually twisting and turning, challenging both poet and reader.
The result is a constantly changing mosaic which discourages development of a logical, sequential narrative. The pleasures derived from continual surprise, striking imagery and delightfully sudden (and often witty) insights can be captivating. That is one of the chief delights of renga.
Short version of above; it's an ongoing poem alternating between 3 line verse and 2 line verse. The three line is composed of 5-7-5 syllables and the 2 line is composed of 7-7 syllables. You link them by using a word from the verse preceding yours, try not to use the same link as the previous poster.

Below is a series of renga lines written between the original poster and myself. She did the 3 line ones, me the 2 line ones. On the other board, this game is over 20 pages long with several players.

seeking self to dine
perpetually needy
appetite unrest

Of love and lust, appetites
burst forth the spring and blooms

unrelenting lust
a throbbing roller coaster
perilous but fun

In the funhouse mirror reflections
expresses the soul and the fate

lifelike parody
unending comedic error
funhouse existence

Absurdities unending
the great joys of life twinkle

a whimsical life
joy and sorrow intertwine
live until you die

Fuller and fuller still
life beakons and cajoles

sun softly rising
casting shadows to the wind
beakons a new day

I thought it was time to revise this fun poetry game.

freedom from strictures
poetry flows swirls jumps slides
intuitively free

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Post by Bluedream on Thu Apr 29, 2010 9:13 am

unbound wings from all restraints
my thoughts drift on a light breeze
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Post by Little Sister on Thu Apr 29, 2010 11:13 am

then at the stillpoint,
freefalls, drops, bolts like a hawk
after prey, focused
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Post by melodiccolor on Thu Apr 29, 2010 5:02 pm

prize in sight, the hawk swoops in
swiftly, anticipating

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