by Karina Klesko (kk), and Vaughn Seward (vs);
Rengay 4, Verse 1 (of 6):
Autumn afternoon — rose petals cling / to the cemetery gate. /kk
This rengay was written with Karina Klesko. Karina lives in Louisiana and is formerly from upstate New York. She has been writing most of her life. In addition to writing children's books and Christian bible study plans, she writes rengay, tanka, renga, renku, and other poetry forms. She also works with young children developing haiku learning exercises. In 2004 Karina founded the The Outlaw Poets Yahoo poetry news group which was established for the sake of creativity in writing rather than for keeping to strict forms of western writing, leaning more towards eastern style forms:
Karina is also the owner of Poetrywriting.org and sponsors The Sketchbook, Karina Klesko editor, John Daleiden editor. The Link to the latest Sketchbook on-line is:
I joined The Outlaw Poets about a year ago and Karina and I subsequently wrote numerous renku and rengay together. In fact, it was with Karina that I first participated in writing a rengay. I think it is therefore appropriate that Karina be the first guest writer in this Rengay Through the Seasons project.
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