Renhai Reflections 187: Scents of Purpose

Scents of Purpose

A Renhai by Jerry McKenzie (jm) & Vaughn Seward (vs)

A sod-bound rose
bends at the tightening twine —
blindman's yard. /jm

The string quartet arrives — /jm
berries & lilacs on each table. /vs

The blind-folded archer
pulls back a long arrow —
wobbling apple. /vs

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Renhai Reflections 186: Emerging Contrasts

Emerging Contrasts

A Renhai by Vaughn Seward (vs) & Toshiaki Koike (tk)

a newcomer arrives —
magpies in the trees
begin to, "ga ga..." /tk

red tulips among the weeds — /vs
early spring gale /tk

forest sunrise —
a slug slithers deeper
under the leaves /vs

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[This is the second in a seasonal series, see notes for details.]


Renhai Reflections 185: Step Forward

Step Forward

A Renhai by Vaughn Seward (vs) & Gillena Cox (gc)

rainflies shedding wings —
at the slightest touch they move
on to the next stage. /gc

mosquitoes sing at sunset /gc
pounding rain hits the tin roof /vs

windshield wiper blades —
a bit of each bug set free
in each swipe's quick pass /vs

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[See notes for info about rainflies.]