Some of you may have discovered a collaboration between Hototogisu and me. For several weeks now we have been creating a renku-like 36-verse linked poem. Each post is either a two-line or a three-line haiku-like poem in which each verse links in some way to the previous one and goes through the seasons beginning with Summer and ending in Spring. Renku has a long tradition in Japan. We are following many of these traditions but have simplified things in some ways (e.g. Moon, Blossom, and Love references are not mandatory).
Our semi-daily posts appear in The Virtual Za Blog.
In order to keep track of seasons, kigo, link types, and so on, we use the following Google spreadsheet:
The Virtual Za Work Sheet
We invite you to follow along.