by Betty Kaplan (bk), and Vaughn Seward (vs);
Rengay #31 (Mar 30 - Apr 5, 2008) Verses 1 (of 6):
Poking out / in snow left under a tree — snowdrops. /bk
[Snowdrops are flowers which are among the first bulbs to bloom in spring.]
This rengay was written with Betty Kaplan who is now retired from the Fashion Industry. She used to arrange clothes, now she arranges words. Betty started writing haiku in the early 1990's. Haiku changed her life. She has been published in Frogpond, Lynx, Woodpecker, South by Southeast, World Haiku Review, Sketchbook, American Tanka , Simply Haiku and CHO.
I first read Betty's work in Sketchbook where she has written many rengay with Max Verhart:
I was drawn to the freshness and creativity of these rengay and in June, 2007 I had the pleasure of writing a rengay with Betty (it ended up supporting 4 themes):
Click here for the previous rengay in the series.