by John McDonald (jd), and Vaughn Seward (vs);
Rengay #35 (Apr 27 - May 3, 2008) Verse 1 (of 6):
First day out / learning to be a rabbit — tree-bark scattered. /jm
This rengay was written with John McDonald who is a retired stone-mason living in Edinburgh Scotland. After some years of writing poetry in Scots (one of the languages native to scotland, the other being the celtic rooted Gaelic)) he became interested in haiku in the mid-1990's, and has been devoted to writing only that since. He has a web-page of scots haiku which he updates daily:
Around the time that I started the Masago haiku blog, John and I began leaving comments on each other's haiku blogs and have enjoyed each other's work since. Writing a rengay together for this series was an obvious extension of these poetic experiences.
Click here for the previous rengay in the series.