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Post by melodiccolor on Sun Jun 14, 2009 8:12 pm

I got this game from another board. It is wonderful, freeform and intuitive.

For those who don't know what or how to renga:



WHAT IS A RENGA?
A RENGA is a group of HAIKU-LIKE verses linked in any one of several special ways. It is usually written by two or more poets who take turns writing the verses.

In classical RENGA, 3-line and 2-line verses are alternated, beginning with a 3-line verse (a hokku, usually approximating 5-7-5 syllables) resembling haiku. A second poet composes the following verse (2 lines approximating 7-7), linking it by one of several methods (not too obviously, please) with the first. The next verse (of 3 lines), composed by the first poet (in a 2-person renga) or by another (in renga written by more than 2 poets), links with the second but not with the first.

Beginning capitals and ending punctuation are usually avoided. These patterns continue throughout the renga, each verse linking somehow with the verse preceding it, but with no others. Each verse may launch us in a new direction, providing the next poet with a new puzzle to solve. Once a significant noun, verb, adjective or adverb occurs, it is usually not used in another verse (tho a witty switch of meaning or context might be acceptable in adjacent links). This technique keeps a renga continually twisting and turning, challenging both poet and reader.
The result is a constantly changing mosaic which discourages development of a logical, sequential narrative. The pleasures derived from continual surprise, striking imagery and delightfully sudden (and often witty) insights can be captivating. That is one of the chief delights of renga.
Short version of above; it's an ongoing poem alternating between 3 line verse and 2 line verse. The three line is composed of 5-7-5 syllables and the 2 line is composed of 7-7 syllables. You link them by using a word from the verse preceding yours, try not to use the same link as the previous poster.

Below is a series of renga lines written between the original poster and myself. She did the 3 line ones, me the 2 line ones. On the other board, this game is over 20 pages long with several players.

seeking self to dine
perpetually needy
appetite unrest

Of love and lust, appetites
burst forth the spring and blooms

unrelenting lust
a throbbing roller coaster
perilous but fun

In the funhouse mirror reflections
expresses the soul and the fate

lifelike parody
unending comedic error
funhouse existence

Absurdities unending
the great joys of life twinkle

a whimsical life
joy and sorrow intertwine
live until you die

Fuller and fuller still
life beakons and cajoles

sun softly rising
casting shadows to the wind
beakons a new day

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Post by melodiccolor on Sun Jun 14, 2009 8:14 pm

softly, the wind blows through scented
fresh wild grasses on the breeze

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Post by BlueTopaz on Mon Jun 15, 2009 7:32 pm

nature cloaks its stony
strength in soft breezes and
gentle fragrance green

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Post by melodiccolor on Mon Jun 15, 2009 7:54 pm

gently the evening arrives
colors blush fades to points of light

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Post by Bluedream on Thu Jun 18, 2009 5:18 am

as the night descends
fireflies sparkle on the grass
small signs of bright hope
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Post by Little Sister on Thu Jun 18, 2009 10:48 am

so hush my dear while darkness
holds you close and croons her song
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Post by Reamsie on Thu Jun 18, 2009 11:25 am

breath deeply of night air
as it kisses your face
rocking you sleep

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Post by melodiccolor on Thu Jun 18, 2009 7:33 pm

rocking gently through the night
to the beat of deep melodies

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Post by Bluedream on Fri Jun 19, 2009 5:23 am

stirring memories
of a song close to the heart
when we were so young
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Post by Little Sister on Fri Jun 19, 2009 3:42 pm

now emerging overtones
music sounding through the years
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Post by melodiccolor on Fri Jun 19, 2009 4:42 pm

colors swirl around
overtones of chocolate hugh
deep in the forrest

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Post by Bluedream on Sat Jun 20, 2009 7:56 am

we would hold each other there
neath the sepia tinged shades
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Post by melodiccolor on Sat Jun 20, 2009 3:21 pm

therein lies beauty
beneath the giant canopie
admist the lacy green ferns

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Post by Little Sister on Tue Jun 23, 2009 12:40 pm

interspersed with buttercups
trillium and dappled fronds
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Post by melodiccolor on Tue Jun 23, 2009 3:19 pm

Sunlight dapples green
dancing on the dust motes
beneath giants ancient

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Post by Nucky on Tue Jun 23, 2009 3:29 pm

dust motes scattered adrift
like air bubbles of water

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Post by melodiccolor on Tue Jun 23, 2009 3:49 pm

waves eternal
rising with a rumbling movement
waters cascade, ending

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Post by Bluedream on Tue Jun 23, 2009 7:57 pm

the endless rythyms of tides
our water mother stands near.
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Post by melodiccolor on Tue Jun 23, 2009 8:32 pm

rythyms beakon
notes dancing on the air
movement swaying gently

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Post by Bluedream on Wed Jun 24, 2009 4:46 am

a chorous plays in the leaves
counducted by the winds touch
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Post by melodiccolor on Wed Jun 24, 2009 5:06 pm

Playing with others
imagination weaving expanding
our chatbox gatherings

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Post by Bluedream on Thu Jun 25, 2009 5:31 am

together in our sandpile
our creations unfold free
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Post by Little Sister on Thu Jun 25, 2009 12:18 pm

unfurled like a flag
in ethereal bubbles
witty and wonky
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Post by Nucky on Thu Jun 25, 2009 2:36 pm

bubbles of gutter glitter
glitter spews from the penis

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Post by melodiccolor on Thu Jun 25, 2009 5:41 pm

glittery universes
expand before our eyes spun
of bubbles of laughter

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Post by Bluedream on Fri Jun 26, 2009 5:34 am

opening songs in our hearts
reflecting peaceful nature
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Post by melodiccolor on Fri Jun 26, 2009 4:38 pm

reflections within
sooths away hurtful actions taken
of thoughtless group minds

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Post by Bluedream on Sat Jun 27, 2009 8:27 am

the wolf pack exerts it's force
the mirror patiently waits
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Post by melodiccolor on Sat Jun 27, 2009 11:46 pm

in the pond reflects
mirroring the trees, sky and clouds
a hidden world awaits

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Post by Bluedream on Sun Jun 28, 2009 8:51 am

there peaceful serenity
waters shimmer colors flow
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