by Masago: Rengay 1, Verses 1-2 (of 6)
A green sprig / pokes above the edge — eaves trough.
Leaves in the back yard, a frisbee almost buried.
[For the sake of readers who are new to Rengay I will add a few remarks at this point. This is the second of six verses that will be posted. In the solo and two-person rengay, the 2nd and 5th verses are two-line haiku. That is, they consist of two lines that are about the same length as the middle line of a regular 3-line haiku. They are also generally "cut" at the end of the second line as in regular haiku (i.e. a 2-line verse should not read as one sentence or phrase).
In addition, there is a link between the previous verse and current verse. Sometimes the links in Rengay are obvious and sometimes they are more subtle. These links are similar to the links in Renku and like between the haiku in my last year's linked haiku project. Do you see a link between these two verses above?
Finally, a Rengay has one or more themes that run through every verse. This provides a unifying aspect to each Rengay. Hopefully you will get a feel for the theme I have in mind for the Rengay as each verse is posted. At the end of the week I'll post the theme(s) I had in mind along with the links and other notes.]
3 days ago