by Zhanna P. Rader (zh.r), and Vaughn Seward (vs);
Rengay #48 (Jul 27 - Aug 2, 2008) Verse 1 (of 6):
The fisherman's shirt — she breathes in its sea smell, this summer night. /zh.r
[This rengay was written with Zhanna P. Rader, a Russian living in the USA with a degree in Library Science. She writes and translates a variety of poetry and short stories equally in Russian and in English, including poems for children, sonnets, limericks, haiku, and tanka. She has been published in both languages since the mid-1980's, also winning numerous poetry contests. She is the moderator of the WHCrussian Internet Russian haiku forum and a former President of the Athens, Georgia, Branch of National League of American Pen Women.
Masago met Zhanna via the Simply Haiku Yahoo forum in discussions about the Bird and Sea haiku series:
Since then Masago and Zhanna have written numerous rengay, renku, and renhai together. They also regularly consult with each other on their haiku writing projects.]
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