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           APA-Renga/Lynx  
       20 YEARS OF RENGA

  

 
   
  In these Participation Renga  you will find links from:

AB 
Alice Benedict

BJ
Bob Jessup

CC
Carlos Colůn 

CF
Vikki Celeste Fannin

CG 
Cindy Guntherman

CSK
Carol Stroh Kemp 

dht
Doris H. Thurston 

DPK
Deborah P. Kolidji

DR 
David Rice

DWP
Darrel W. Parry

EF 
Eric Folsom

ESJ
Elizabeth St Jacques 

FA 
Fay Aoyagi 

FP
Francine Porad 

FPA
Francis (Paul) Attard 

GD 
Gene Doty 

GM 
Giselle Maya

GR 
George Ralph

GV
Geert Verbeke

JAJ 
Jean Jorgensen


JJO 
Joyce J. Owens

JC 
Jeanne Cassler

JMB
John M. Bennett

JR 
Jane Reichhold

JS
John Sheirer 

JSJ
Joyce Sandeen Johnson

KCL 
Ken C. Leibman 

LCG 
Larry C. Gross

LE
Lesley Einer

LJ
Lael Johnson 

MHH
Madeline Hoffer

ML
Minna Lerman

MM 
Marianne Marks

MWM   
Mary Wittry-Mason


Nika 

NA
Nasira Alma

PC
Penny Crosby 

PGC 
Pamela Connor

PJS
P.J. Sharpe 

PS
Pat Shelley


Ronan 

RF 
Robert Flannery

SCH 
Suzette Hains

SD
Simon Doubleday

SMc
Steve McComas  

TLG
Terri Lee Grell

TV 
Teresa Volz 

TW
Tundra Wind 

WEG
Elliot Greig

WR 
Werner Reichhold

YH 
Yvonne
Hardenbrook

ZP 
Zane Parks 

LYNX
PARTICIPATION RENGA

HOW TO DO IT

To join in participation renga, read the whole poem, especially the last line or lines in italic. Read the "rules" as stated under the title. Pick the link in BOLD italic you find best, worthy, interesting and write your responding link. Check the hokku poet's rules once more to make sure yours fits.

Send the title of the renga, the link and author to which your link with your initials responds. Subscribers may send in up to 10 links total. You cannot respond to your own links.

To start a participation renga, submit a hokku; (the first link (stanza) of a renga). The hokku usually contains the title of the renga. Your submission should indicate a title; the theme or premise (if any); the format (3-line links, 2-line links, etc.); and the total number of links that will complete the renga (not over 12, please). When you start a renga, think of it as YOUR renga and keep working with the new links as they arrive. Too often a renga is started but not "cared for" later.

Lynx does not edit hokku or links in this section. However, links that clearly neglect the hokku poet's guidelines will not be published.

Once a renga is established, Lynx publishes all branches of that renga, as long as poets keep feeding them links.  Lynx drops any hokku or branch that no one feeds. The previous links are printed in one line just to save space.

Send your links to us by email with the words "participation renga" as subject line.
You may also send your links by regular post to: LYNX, POB 1250, Gualala, CA 95445, USA.

 

 


    LOOKING IN THE MIRROR
Free renga - no rules
Started: April, 1986 Finished: February, 1987

Looking in the mirror
Another gray hair
Ah! The Wind of Time Tundra Wind

The morning after
I leave the rose on the table     MJ

strawberries planted
the blister on her palm
stays bright red              Jane Reichhold

Long distance phone calls
take longer to ignore             Terri Lee Grell

Wind rings a bell
in a memory of flight
the music of home            Celeste Fannin

rising above the trees
smoke from a wood fire       JR

ignoring
something
in the white noise        CF

the day before
I paint the light bulb red      TLG

I need colors
to cheer me now Ė
all else is gone      Tom Bingham

 

LOOKING IN THE MIRROR
Looking in the mirror
Another gray hair
Ah! The Wind of Time       Tundra Wind

The morning after
I leave the rose on the table      MJ

strawberries planted
the blister on her palm
stays bright red           Jane Reichhold

Long distance phone calls
take longer to ignore           Terri Lee Grell

Wind rings a bell
in a memory of flight
the music of home         Celeste Fannin

rising above the trees
smoke from a wood fire       JR

looking through the photo album
I remember moments
instead of faces       CF

And I wonder
if the faces in these pictures
ever recall my name?             Tom Bingham

hello?
long distance information?      CF

 

 

LOOKING IN THE MIRROR
Looking in the mirror
Another gray hair
Ah! The Wind of Time       Tundra Wind

The morning after
I leave the rose on the table      MJ

strawberries planted
the blister on her palm
stays bright red           Jane Reichhold

Long distance phone calls
take longer to ignore         Terri Lee Grell

Wind rings a bell
in a memory of flight
the music of home        Celeste Fannin

rising above the trees
smoke from a wood fire    JR

ignoring
something
in the white noise     CF

the day before
I paint the light bulb red     TLG

unpacking the mirror
plugging in the clock
hands pointing two      CF

 

LOOKING IN THE MIRROR
Looking in the mirror
Another gray hair
Ah! The Wind of Time       Tundra Wind

The morning after
I leave the rose on the table      MJ

strawberries planted
the blister on her palm
stays bright red              Jane Reichhold

Long distance phone calls
take longer to ignore            Terri Lee Grell

Wind rings a bell
in a memory of flight
the music of home           Celeste Fannin

rising above the trees
smoke from a wood fire        JR

ignoring
something
in the white noise         CF

the day before
I paint the light bulb red        TLG

trembling
in the rosy glow
he rings the doorbell         KCL

 

 

LOOKING IN THE MIRROR
Looking in the mirror
Another gray hair
Ah! The Wind of Time      Tundra Wind

The morning after
I leave the rose on the table      MJ

strawberries planted
the blister on her palm
stays bright red        Jane Reichhold

Long distance phone calls
take longer to ignore             Terri Lee Grell

Wind rings a bell
in a memory of flight
the music of home          Celeste Fannin

in the mirror a newborn sun streak
on my face another birthday             TLG

in the moment
between years
frosting on the garden       CF

yet my lover,
older than I,
shines nova-bright    Tom Bingham

driving rain
streaking lights disappear
in the side-view mirror              CF

 

 

LOOKING IN THE MIRROR
Looking in the mirror
Another gray hair
Ah! The Wind of Time       Tundra Wind

The morning after
I leave the rose on the table       MJ

Purple, white, rose and red petunias
flashing in the midday sun                Bob Jessup

observing pebbles
through a stream of light
hearing forgotten laughter            TW

forgetting
remembered
storms               Larry Giddings

petals fold into the sunset
wind brushes my hair with gold
sun mirrors the heart                  Celeste Fannin

gypsy music
spices
a guitar weeps        LG

Love spanish peppers
my eyes weep
Gypsy wagon buffet              BJ

hard-bound books
full of graying leaves
and flat wild blossoms          CF

LOOKING IN THE MIRROR
Looking in the mirror
Another gray hair
Ah! The Wind of Time            Tundra Wind

The morning after
I leave the rose on the table            MJ

Purple, white, rose and red petunias
flashing in the midday sun             Bob Jessup

observing pebbles
through a stream of light
hearing forgotten laughter           TW

Laughter of the winds
Like a chorus in the treetops
Dancing with the moon            BJ

colorless Wind of Time
carries ageless songs
knowing night nor day   Celeste Fannin

dust on the table
dawn
fingerpainting        CF

scintillations
in the sunbeam       Ken C. Leibman

it must be spring
Iíll do EVERYTHING
tomorrow            CF

 

 

LOOKING IN THE MIRROR
Looking in the mirror
Another gray hair
Ah! The Wind of Time                  Tundra Wind

The morning after
I leave the rose on the table            MJ

Purple, white, rose and red petunias
flashing in the midday sun                 Bob Jessup

observing pebbles
through a stream of light
hearing forgotten laughter             TW

Laughter of the winds
Like a chorus in the treetops
Dancing with the moon             BJ

colorless Wind of Time
carries ageless songs
knowing night nor day    Celeste Fannin

dust on the table
dawn
fingerpainting CF

scintillations
in the sunbeam     Ken C. Leibman

every sunbeam
more precious to me
as years roll on       Tom Bomgham

 

 

LOOKING IN THE MIRROR
Looking in the mirror
Another gray hair
Ah! The Wind of Time              Tundra Wind

The morning after
I leave the rose on the table            MJ

Purple, white, rose and red petunias
flashing in the midday sun              Bob Jessup

observing pebbles
through a stream of light
hearing forgotten laughter                TW

Laughter of the winds
Like a chorus in the treetops
Dancing with the moon           BJ

colorless Wind of Time
carries ageless songs
knowing night nor day         Celeste Fannin

dust on the table
dawn
fingerpainting             CF

scintillations
in the sunbeam           Ken C. Leibman

Dancing in the sunbeams
Slipping between the trees & leaves
Old and new now and then merging            BJ

 

 

LOOKING IN THE MIRROR
Looking in the mirror
Another gray hair
Ah! The Wind of Time      Tundra Wind

The morning after
I leave the rose on the table     MJ

strawberries planted
the blister on her palm
stays bright red             Jane Reichhold

Long distance phone calls
take longer to ignore         Terri Lee Grell

Wind rings a bell
in a memory of flight
the music of home       Celeste Fannin

in the mirror a newborn sun streak
on my face another birthday              TLG

in the moment
between years
frosting on the garden        CF

in lifeís moment
the cosmos continues
seeds sprout and bloom     Bob Jessup

one life
in the cosmic time-span
not the blink of an eye      Tom Bingham

 

 

LOOKING IN THE MIRROR
Looking in the mirror
Another gray hair
Ah! The Wind of Time       Tundra Wind

The morning after
I leave the rose on the table       MJ

strawberries planted
the blister on her palm
stays bright red              Jane Reichhold

Long distance phone calls
take longer to ignore          Terri Lee Grell

Wind rings a bell
in a memory of flight
the music of home        Celeste Fannin

in the mirror a newborn sun streak
on my face another birthday              TLG

in the moment
between years
frosting on the garden        CF

in lifeís moment
the cosmos continues
seeds sprout and bloom      Bob Jessup

soggy snowman
steaming compost heap
plants a watermelon             CF

 

 

GREAT CLOUD FOG FALLING
Two or more references to atmosphere in each verse (fog, mist, cloud, smoke, wind). Indicate time of day and season.

Started: December, 1986 Discontinued: February, 1987

Great cloud fog falling
Morning mist drifting down
Sprouting buds dew covered      Bob Jessup

Wizard walks amid snowflakes falling
Chill morning blast turns away
as if by magic                                  Tom Bingham

Evening snowflakes drifting down
warmed by midwinter chimney smoke
blown away happily ever after              BJ

 

 

GREAT CLOUD FOG FALLING
Great cloud fog falling
Morning mist drifting down
Sprouting buds dew covered       Bob Jessup

Wizard walks amid snowflakes falling
Chill morning blast turns away
as if by magic                           Tom Bingham

Day equals Night
the illusion of space
teeters on the winking trees       Celeste Fannin

 

 

GREAT CLOUD FOG FALLING
Great cloud fog falling
Morning mist drifting down
Sprouting buds dew covered       Bob Jessup

Alien sky, snow like frozen methane
Hard sometimes to remember
"every dayís a fine day"               HB

Wind-driven sunsets
rainbows spread between nights        Celeste Fannin

 

 

GREAT CLOUD FOG FALLING
Great cloud fog falling
Morning mist drifting down
Sprouting buds dew covered     Bob Jessup

your dream caresses
seed the clouds and darken
the morning with regret      HB

a vision of love not love;
intermittent shower of morning tears
clouding your manís spring fancy      Tom Bingham

 

 

GALAXIES OF FUTURES UNBIDDEN
Two references to specific birds in each three-line verse.
Started: March, 1987 Discontinued: April, 1987

Galaxies of futures unbidden
Robins who songs are yet unsung
Hummingbirds as yet silent of flight   Tom Bingham

chicken clucks a golden egg
rooster
spins the weather vain    Celeste Fannin

Swans have ugly ducklings
Ducks have golden eggs
Farmer has gold spray paint     Bob Jessup

 

GALAXIES OF FUTURES UNBIDDEN
Galaxies of futures unbidden
Robins who songs are yet unsung
Hummingbirds as yet silent of flight     Tom Bingham

Birds of a feather
Flock (of robins eating berries)
Together like turtle doves     Bob Jessup

cowbird rides herd
steers turning ears
alaudidae       Celeste Fannin

 

 

 

A SOLSTICE MOON (METAMORPH SIS)
images from the feminine side 
Started: July, 1986 Discontinued: June, 1987

a solstice moon
thirteen women join hands
chanting to a drum     Jane Reichhold

Dianaís Moon
Artemisí Bow
The tears of Kwan Yin     Tundra Wind

Sounds that unify
the beats of hearts
bringing consciousness alive   Larry Giddings

ring of light
priestess of sevens
shooting stars    Celeste Fannin

soul mates cling
between thunder and lightning
wrapped in mystic SVAHA    Terri Lee Grell

"take it like a man"
even though
youíre a woman      CF

Whoa-man
House work
Makes home work     Bob Jessup

drawing no lines
he builds
a slanted table      CF

she follows
with feverish strokes
of fireproof paint       TLG

flares
a match sputters
in the pipe dream     JR

 

 

THOUSANDS OF MAYFLIES
Very traditional renga. Each link should indicate the time and season. Alternating 3- and 2-lines.
Started: June, 1986 Finished: June, 1987

Thousands of mayflies
Swarming in sunset light
The song of wings           Tundra Wind

a lengthening of the beat
at the end of the dance       Jane Reichhold

Warm summer night
Hot beat of disco music
Muscles tirelessly move     Bob Jessup

steamed perfume mingling
with the glitter of sweat        Terri Lee Grell

in the afterglow
drifting off to sleep Ė
autumn false dawn      Ken C. Leibman

breakfast in a spring meadow
cows watching us eat cheese      JR

apple tree
giving us noon shade Ė
sparrows mating       KCL

nest of little sparrows
waiting for flight at dawn     BJ

lily white legs
shorter nights
shorter skirts        Celeste Fannin

that afternoon in Stockholm,
that summer of no brassieres     KCL

 

 

I TOUCH YOU HERE
Started: September, 1986 Discontinued: June, 1987

I touch you here
you touch me there
aurora in your hair      Tundra Wind

Let the hair fly
In the midnight bliss
The glowing warmth of touch    Bob Jessup

falling starlight
touching you, there    Celeste Fannin

while you sleep
I trace my finger
along the tender scar     Terri Lee Grell

The thought comes to mind
how so much of love
depends on the rushing of blood  Tom Bingham

great gift: permission
to watch you sleeping naked    HB

I roll over to watch
billion year old starlight
falling toward our skin     Eric Folsom

de ja vu
stranger at the flea market
wearing your perfume      TLG

 

 

I TOUCH YOU HERE
I touch you here
you touch me there
aurora in your hair       Tundra Wind

silver slivers cling
to the imprints in the wet grass
licking the colors off my lips       Celeste Fannin

by a waterfall
a woman recalls the forgotten
love affair                        Jane Reichhold

framed by a window
images
magically appear              CF

lighting the lanterns
smoothing down the quilts
checking the time              Terri Lee Grell

crunching the new snow
shivering                Ken C. Leibman

the warm cat jumping
into her ready lap
remembering?           TW

fur licked clean
paws kneading
the reassuring dough of a warm lap    Tom Bingham

one footprint frozen
in the hot cement     CF

 

 

THE RED SKY FLASHES
Each image must come from the dream world as well as link.
Started: June, 1986 Finished: June, 1987

The red sky flashes
Over the taiga trees
Reflection in stream water       DO (aka Tundra Wind)

where no crow can land
Basho drops a fishing line       Jane Reichhold

the trout laughs
and gives the monkey buddha
a banana                                      TW

swirling peel spiral galaxy
captured by a dragonfly              Terri Lee Grell

the blue lines
on a global map
humming a tune            JR

for an instant
stars fly                    Celeste Fannin

sinking into
a Black Hole
the Universe dissolves        Ken C. Leibman

magically, new worlds appear
brighter, full of hope                    Tom Bingham

the stream
forever crossing
the page                CF

closing the book
as the cock crows       KCL

 

 

THE RED SKY FLASHES
The red sky flashes
Over the taiga trees
Reflection in stream water    DO (aka Tundra Wind)

where no crow can land
Basho drops a fishing line     Jane Reichhold

the trout laughs
and gives the monkey buddha
a banana                                          TW

swirling peel spiral galaxy
captured by a dragonfly          Terri Lee Grell

the blue lines
on a global map
humming a tune       JR

for an instant
stars fly                 Celeste Fannin

sinking into
a Black Hole
the Universe dissolves            Ken C. Leibman

magically, new worlds appear
brighter, full of hope           Tom Bingham

the stream
forever crossing
the page             CF

caught up
in streams of time
rent into component parts   TB

 

 

THE RED SKY FLASHES
The red sky flashes
Over the taiga trees
Reflection in stream water  DO (aka Tundra Wind)

where no crow can land
Basho drops a fishing line      Jane Reichhold

the trout laughs
and gives the monkey buddha
a banana                                            TW

swirling peel spiral galaxy
captured by a dragonfly            Terri Lee Grell

the blue lines
on a global map
humming a tune              JR

for an instant
stars fly              Celeste Fannin

sinking into
a Black Hole
the Universe dissolves      Ken C. Leibman

magically, new worlds appear
brighter, full of hope              Tom Bingham

the stream
forever crossing
the page                    CF

as bridge a jay chatters
last nightís dream in printout

 

 

THE RED SKY FLASHES
The red sky flashes
Over the taiga trees
Reflection in stream water         DO (aka Tundra Wind)

where no crow can land
Basho drops a fishing line                Jane Reichhold

the trout laughs
and gives the monkey buddha
a banana                                            TW

swirling peel spiral galaxy
captured by a dragonfly            Terri Lee Grell

footprints on the dream
crossing the stream
lights landing on water              Celeste Fannin

legs of spiders dancing
write the words unsaid           JR

mene mene
tekel
COCA COLA         Ken C. Leibman

gossamer nets
catching glimpses
of a blaring sign          CF

who will notice the UFOs
above our forest
of neon?       HB

moonless night
the nazarene
pulls the ripcord       TLG

 

 

 

GREAT GRANDMOTHERíS ROCKING CHAIR
Each linking image should have two or three lines.
Started: April, 1986 Finished: June, 1987

Great Grandmotherís rocking chair
Still soaked with mud and water
Waits patiently for its next occupant     Bob Jessup

Creek, screech, chair moving in the wind
Windchimes and chair all together
Patiently, tirelessly making sounds      BJ

A drifter, hitch-hiking
Standing in the middle of nowhere    Tundra Wind

a little unsure
the butterfly leaves his shadow
on the path                                  Jane Reichhold

tiny treetoad
filling the night air              Ken C. Leibman

Cold night air
Sparkling ice crystals in moonlight           BJ

Trembling touch
of wonder
symphonic shimmering              Larry Giddings

Taking the empty seat
Applause dies
A hush before the music begins          Celeste Fannin

cricket crescendo
cues the dancing duck troupe Terri Lee Grell

Great Grandmother Nature
is a song-and-dance lady          Tom Bingham

moving in unison with the music
marionette ballet and puppeteers             BJ

weeding the garden Ė suddenly
grandmother memories                    TW

 

 

THE OLD POND
It seems somehow appropriate to inaugurate APA-Renga by starting a renga based on this most famous of haiku. No rules. Have at it!
Started: April, 1986 Finished: June, 1987

The old pond;
A frog jumps in, -
The sound of water      Basho

Sitting still
Did I hear?
The sound of water      Tundra Wind

sinking into the soil
the horse lowers his tail     Jane Reichhold

a cry of pleasure
splash of joy                   Larry Giddings

shimmering summer heat
the desert rises
to meet the hang-glider               TW

the old pond winks
in the sun above sound           Celeste Fannin

with both eyes closed
frogs croak
what they cannot hear     JR

Never accuse frogs
of lacking
subconsciousness        HB

Frogs on a log blink
Flies flying by disappear        Bob Jessup

Quiet
frog zone
circle around the sound      CF

silent in the clearing
a fairy-ring                  Ken C. Leibman

the old gang
a frog jumps in
the sound of renga      JR

 

 

THE OLD POND
The old pond;
A frog jumps in, -
The sound of water    Basho

Sitting still
Did I hear?
The sound of water     Tundra Wind

sinking into the soil
the horse lowers his tail      Jane Reichhold

a cry of pleasure
splash of joy                Larry Giddings

shimmering summer heat
the desert rises
to meet the hang-glider      TW

the old pond winks
in the sun above sound      Celeste Fannin

with both eyes closed
frogs croak
what they cannot hear     JR

Never accuse frogs
of lacking
subconsciousness    HB

Frogs on a log blink
Flies flying by disappear    Bob Jessup

Quiet
frog zone
circle around the sound    CF

warm may silent night
cacophonous symphony
in dream worlds                  TW

The old pond
A frog jumps out, saying
"Croak"                             BJ

 

 

THE OLD POND
The old pond;
A frog jumps in, -
The sound of water     Basho

Sitting still
Did I hear?
The sound of water     Tundra Wind

sinking into the soil
the horse lowers his tail     Jane Reichhold

a cry of pleasure
splash of joy     Larry Giddings

shimmering summer heat
the desert rises
to meet the hang-glider      TW

Dazzling summer wild flowers
Buzzards gliding overhead
Eternal desert life continues      Bob Jessup

and beneath the moon
we can hear
the sound of water     LG

light stretched
by the waterfall      Ken C. Leibman

a warm winter day
bright sun melts the icicle
the sound of water            TW

yesterdayís snow
in todayís gutter       KCL

mother frogs
whoíd recognize tadpoles
as their babies?          Jane Reichhold

finding my grown sonís
kindergarten picture       KCL

 

 

 

ESCAPE FROM NEW YORK
Started July, 1987 Discontinued: September, 1987

for three summers
alone with mindís static:
fresh out of images: canít compete
with West Coast haiku-wallahs        HB

punker on skateboard
swift as haiku         Tundra Wind

in bright paint
misspelled words
"love me"              Jane Reichhold

 

ESCAPE FROM NEW YORK
for three summers
alone with mindís static:
fresh out of images: canít compete
with West Coast haiku-wallahs      HB

Ms. Libery stands guard
Locals write hokku
on ghetto walls              Bob Jessup

give me your tired
your poor . . .
artists                     Jane Reichhold

 

 

ESCAPE FROM NEW YORK
for three summers
alone with mindís static:
fresh out of images: canít compete
with West Coast haiku-wallahs       HB

rivets in old jeans
mold like minds together       Jane Reichhold

east side street peddlers
huddled in old doorway
minds and clothes molding away together     Bob Jessup

 

 

ESCAPE FROM NEW YORK
for three summers
alone with mindís static:
fresh out of images: canít compete
with West Coast haiku-wallahs      HB

rivets in old jeans
mold like minds together      Jane Reichhold

massaging ideas
moaning with pleasure     Larry Giddings

 

 

CRAACK
Minimum of 3 lines for links. 12 links long.
Started: June, 1987 Finished: September, 1987

CRAACKK Ė splash
Cat falls through ice into cold water
anger melts the nearby snow            PW

Swisssssh Ė Boom
cold winter wind
old tree branches falling        Bob Jessup

 

 

DANDELION ANGER
no rules
Started: June, 1986 Finished: September. 1987

Dandelion anger
A breath dispatches infectious white parasols
Poisoning the universe                                  RS (aka Tundra Wind)

Swish Zoom Bam
Wind of the wicked witch of the west
Red high heel pumps            Bob Jessup

Technicolor dreams
the hundredth monkey grows wings
hole in the rainbow              Terri Lee Grell

flight on crystal wings
Escaping thru the classroomís keyhold
This must be wonderland               BJ

the breathing of an angel
in my ear
fragile footstep, racing to here Ė          Celeste Fannin

which side of the mirror
is HERE?
the fat cat smiles           TLG

Belching
the canary points to a yellow sign              CF

TESSERACT AHEAD
with wrinkled forehead
she checks her compass         TLG

cycle cop
signs the other side
blank                      CF

scarecrow winks
and points the way              TLG

your voice
pulling me to the desert
toast pops up               Jane Reichhold

seeds which fall
from brimming pockets
of thought                             CF

 

 

STEELHEAD ON THE WINGS
Started: March, 1987 Discontinued: July, 1987

steelhead on the wings
do dock anymore Ė
didnít like hatchery steelies anyway     Ken C. Leibman

fish shaped foamy clumps
swimming downstream
on the waterís surface      Bob Jessup

museum mural
golden trout golden trails
brass rail                      Celeste Fannin

in the pool below the bridge
black fly larvae
feed the fish               Eric Folsom

 

 

 

VENUS RISING
Started: July, 1986 Finished: October, 1987

Venus rising in misty cedars
Drip, gurgle Ė wet fern bog
Young tree sprouting in grandparentís lap     Bob Jessup

Full moon rising
Poking between twig and tree trunk
Shining thru a partial cloud                BJ

peaking through soil
a mirror for the moon
amanita pantherina                 Terri Lee Grell

elfin world line the path
quick noise of a falling star
wrapped in firs                  Celeste Fannin

night jewels
dangling
in black lace clouds            CF

Daughters of Eros
invading faery realms
they do not comprehend      Tom Bingham

Daughters in the night
Dancing by the faery fire
All alone, together                  BJ

Chants and drum
heard just beneath the surface;
goblins beating on logs                 TB

Rumble roar/gurgle hiss bump
Creatures of the night
on a late subway train              BJ

new quarters
last quarters
highway sun trance              CF

hot dusty dirt road
privately owned
path to paradise              BJ

locked iron gates;
the fountains of Eden
denied                         TB

 

 

VENUS RISING
Venus rising in misty cedars
Drip, gurgle Ė wet fern bog
Young tree sprouting in grandparentís lap     Bob Jessup

Full moon rising
Poking between twig and tree trunk
Shining thru a partial cloud    BJ

peaking through soil
a mirror for the moon
amanita pantherina     Terri Lee Grell

elfin world line the path
quick noise of a falling star
wrapped in firs      Celeste Fannin

night jewels
dangling
in black lace clouds       CF

Daughters of Eros
invading faery realms
they do not comprehend      Tom Bingham

Daughters in the night
Dancing by the faery fire
All alone, together             BJ

Chants and drum
heard just beneath the surface;
goblins beating on logs            TB

Rumble roar/gurgle hiss bump
Creatures of the night
on a late subway train              BJ

new quarters
last quarters
highway sun trance                 CF

hot dusty dirt road
privately owned
path to paradise             BJ

night rain
he suddenly awakes
dreaming of a flood Tundra Wind

 

 

 

NIGHT BLOOMING ARTIST
Started: September. 1987 Finished: December, 1987

night blooming artist
working in porcelain
silent moon and stars collaborate       Bob Jessup

silent shades of music
reaching towards stars
a tear falls on the bow      Tom Bingham

tears on typewriter keys
such sweet sorrow
when the heroine must die    Terri Lee Grell

 

 

NIGHT BLOOMING ARTIST
night blooming artist
working in porcelain
silent moon and stars collaborate      Bob Jessup

connecting letters
the script begins      Celeste Fannin

splashing colors
across the eyes
from the inside     Larry Giddings

 

 

 

MONDAY MORNING MAIL
Started: October, 1986 Finished: December, 1987

monday morning mail
my Ed McMahon coaster collection
now complete                      Terri Lee Grell

stack of cheap lumber
the newspaper lies there
speechless                       Celeste Fannin

flipping the TV channels
Reagan, Reagan, Reagan,
Big Bird, Reagan                     TLG

Voyager Two arrested
on an alien streetcorner
for soliciting                TLG

Lebanese hostages
traded like baseball cards
anchorman keeps straight face        Tom Bingham

Anchor-person trades
Japanese baseball cards
on location in Lebanon             Bob Jessup

editing
letters to the editor
about editing             TLG

scholar lays dying;
failed to publish            Tom Bingham

manuscripts donít die
they get burned
to be resurrected            BJ

all words behind a veil
all emotions repeated
Eno flings TV set into the ocean            Eric Folsom

moments of repose
in a refreshed environment;
cherish the silence                  TB

 

 

MONDAY MORNING MAIL
monday morning mail
my Ed McMahon coaster collection
now complete                       Terri Lee Grell

stack of cheap lumber
the newspaper lies there
speechless                       Celeste Fannin

flipping the TV channels
Reagan, Reagan, Reagan,
Big Bird, Reagan                     TLG

Voyager Two arrested
on an alien streetcorner
for soliciting                                    TLG

Lebanese hostages
traded like baseball cards
anchorman keeps straight face   Tom Bingham

Anchor-person trades
Japanese baseball cards
on location in Lebanon               Bob Jessup

editing
letters to the editor
about editing              TLG

scholar lays dying;
failed to publish       Tom Bingham

manuscripts donít die
they get burned
to be resurrected          BJ

all words behind a veil
all emotions repeated
Eno flings TV set into the ocean      Eric Folsom

mail from Jacque Costeau
send your donations
to tube-fish research     TLG

 

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