(Joyce was kind to share a copy of her book with me and to my daughter.)
I mentioned a Haiku workshop I took part in at Clifty Falls State Park a few days ago and will follow up with a few more words.
The moment I felt a true poet is not the day I took a class
but the day I looked into space and never wrote a word. 💛Me
A Renku in the manner of Japanese poetry form goes like this: three traditional lines of 5/7/5 syllables with two alternating lines of 7 syllables. It is a collaborative poem written in season, such as it is today, late Spring. To learn more about Renku, which is much more elaborate than what I mention can be found at these links The Renku and Renku Composition.
sky blue impregnates
a bird trill of broken glass
rise the cliffs of forest floor
bowl, stem and open foot path
shattered light fell fast
walked these ancient paths
(The beginning of a solo renku, traditionally 36 total lines, written by Jeanne.)