Renhai Reflections 163: A Renhai, Step by Step: Inspiration
A Renhai, Step by Step: Inspiration by Vaughn Seward (Solo)
For something a little different, in the next few days, I plan to reveal a solo renhai I have been working and do so step by step.
The inspiration for this Renhai begins in the middle of the night as a picture, an image, in my sleepy mind. The image emerges as this 3-line haiku:
A snow storm's layer of velvet snow — creek bed.
The forward Renhai process starts with the middle verse and works outward to the other verses. This haiku image, however, starts us off in the reverse direction and will either end up being the first or the third verse. More to come in the next day or two...
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'.