Sounding A Renhai by Trish Shields (ts)* & Vaughn Seward (vs) Written October 22 to 29, 2008 A small crab / races across mudflats — autumn squall. /ts Honeymoon cruise ship stroll — /vs a kiss on his red cheek. /ts Its barnacled snout / breaks the calm surface — gushing blowhole. /vs
*Trish lives on Vancouver Island, in British Colombia, Canada.
From "The Haiku Anthology" I became interested in Haiku and I have since written numerous haiku, senyru, and tanka. "Masago", my haiku pen-name, means "grain(s) of sand" in Japanese. I have recently started learning Esperanto and Japanese. A few years ago I developed a new eastern verse form which we now call 'Renhai'.