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Renku 13 – Traveling

This poem is part of a Net Renga, a form of collaborative poetry composed in a succession of horizontal levels: here's an example. 14 days to collaborate with one or more musicians to make music inspired by this poem: more info at http://www.naviarrecords.com/about/renku   DEADLINE: 11th January Poem by Werner[...]
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Renku12 – First chill night

This week's renku poem is an extract from A Cup of Snow, written by Hortensia Anderson, John E. Carley, Alan Summers, Carole MacRury and Michael Dylan Welch. "A Cup of Snow, written by e-mail in the first months of 2008, is one of the earliest examples of the rokku form[...]
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Renku11 – The sun goes gently to the west

This is an extract from The Monkeys' Straw Raincoat and Other Poetry of the Bashô School, translated by Earl Miner and Hiroko Odagiri. In this section, three poets (Bashô, Chinseki and Kyokusui) took turns writing the linked poem. Fourteen days to make music in response to this poem by collaborating[...]
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Renku10 – A cloud

This poem is part of "A Winter Shower", a renku chain written, among others, by Matsuo Basho. Jane Reichhold described how this collaborative poem was created: "A Winter Shower" was written early in the winter of 1684. Basho was then staying in Nagayo, and some local poets, who knew his[...]
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Renku9 – I can see the stones

A poem from one of the great haiku masters, Masaoka Shiki, to inspire new collaborative music. Two weeks to remix a track or collaborate with another musician and make music in response to the assigned renku poem: more info at http://www.naviarrecords.com/about/renku   DEADLINE: 16th November Poem by Masaoka Shiki Picture[...]
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Renku8 – Sleeping outdoors

This week's linked poem was written by the late Jane Reichhold in collaboration with her husband Werner. Jane was a famous haiku writer and founder of Aha! Poetry, probably one of the best online sources for traditional Japanese poetry, where you can find poems, tutorials and free ebooks about many[...]
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Renku7 – moon viewing

Another beautiful renku this week, courtesy of Kashyapi and Chyo-ni. Two weeks to collaborate with another musician, online or offline, to make music in response to the assigned renku poem: to participate visit http://www.naviarrecords.com/about/renku DEADLINE: 19th October Poem by Chyo-ni & Kashyapi Picture by Larm Rmah
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Renku006 – sounds enter the water

This beautiful renku poem was written by Kashyapi in collaboration with the hystorical woman haiku master and nun Chyo-ni, whose own teachers were students of Basho. Two weeks to collaborate with another musician, online or offline, to make music in response to the assigned renku poem: to participate visit http://www.naviarrecords.com/about/renku[...]
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Renku005 – A key in the lock

For this 5th Renku challenge I invite you to make a collaborative track inspired by a poem written by Jeanne Cassler and Gene Doty. This poem is part of a longer (12 stanzas) Renku poem that the two writers wrote between 1994 and 1998: you can find it on AhaPoetry.[...]
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Renku004 – fresh water

The new renku assignment was written by Kashyapi, a talented and very active writer and author of naviarhaiku #118. A Zen person who spent many years living as a lay forest monk and in deep retreat from the world, Kashyapi's poems are about silence, the research of inner peace, human[...]
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