Encyclopedia > Renga

  Article Content


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


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

 the fawn cries out
 the wind responds

Francine Porad & Arthur Ramos (1993)

All Wikipedia text is available under the terms of the GNU Free Documentation License

  Search Encyclopedia

Search over one million articles, find something about almost anything!
  Featured Article

... the Indies; discovered various lands and islands and established a colony on Hispaniola James Cook, (1728-1779), explored the Pacific, discovering or mapping many lands ...

This page was created in 60.9 ms