Renhai Reflections 164: A Renhai, Step by Step: Some Linking
A Renhai, Step by Step: Some Linking by Vaughn Seward (Solo)
I just now notice that I used word "snow" twice (in the first and second lines). We could change the first line to something like "A passing blizzard's". Or, the second line can be changed to something like, "layer of white velvet". Let's go with that. If you see something better, please leave a comment. So we have:
A snow storm's layer of white velvet — creek bed.
The next step is to write the other 3-line verse, which sandwiches the middle 2-line verse. There are a few ways to do this but for this Renhai let's look at some possible links (and we'll let the theme emerge on it's own). Here are some possible links that come to mind (maybe you can see others):
-Snow, storm, whiteness. -Layering, flatness. -Velvet, type of fabric. -Body of water, aquatic (frozen). -Channel, line. -Bed, peacefulness.
The next step is playing with these links and discovering another verse that fits. Please stand by...
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'.