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Renga

From the Japanese, renga is a extended linked poem, as opposed to renku[?] which is linked verse. An ancient form, haiku may be seen as the first part of a renga poem, broken off as a separate form about 500 years ago. Renga is popular on the internet, the subject of various chat groups. The poetry may be illustrated conceptually by viewing part of a renga poem:

 Excerpt from "Sea Shells in White"

 ocean waves crest
 tumble into foam . . .
 a shorebird stares

 sea shells in white enthroned
 beckon the traveler

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 she wraps her sweater
 tighter to her body
 Hunter's moon

 the fawn cries out
 the wind responds

Francine Porad & Arthur Ramos (1993)



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