Renku001 – in azure sky

This week we start our new project Renku, in which artists are invited to collaborate and make music in response to a bi-weekly assigned renku poem.

Haiku poetry has its roots in a genre of Japanese collaborative poetry called Renku, which consists of two different stanzas: the image developed in the first one (a three-line verse, the origin of haiku) is contrasted to (or augmented by) a related image in the final two-lines. The juxtaposition of the two stanzas produces more meaning than either part could by itself: these two sections are written by two different poets.

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DEADLINE: 27th July


Poem by Kyorai & Basho

Picture by Nick Kenrick