Renhai Reflections 167: A Renhai, Step by Step: Completed Middle
A Renhai, Step by Step: Completed Middle by Vaughn Seward (Solo)
The link to the third verse could be one of many possibilities. I am struck by the first word, "howling" in "Howling north wind", and immediately I see the image of wolves baying at the moon:
A snow storm's layer of white velvet — creek bed.
A small break in the clouds — wolves bay at a full moon.
Howling north wind — I snuggle a bit deeper under the sheets.
With the wolves baying at the moon, which by implication is appearing through the break in the clouds, there is as sense of being underneath, below... a kind of sheltering, a feeling which appears in each verse. This is therefore a secondary theme.
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'.