extract from 24 hour hyukin renga at Yorkshire Sculpture Park

1 Leave a comment on verse 1 0 making for the open
two hares chase
across the down

2 Leave a comment on verse 2 0 we stagger home
for the love of Bowmore

3 Leave a comment on verse 3 0 sandy toed
shoes on our heads
wading tidal flats

4 Leave a comment on verse 4 0 spun, spun, spun
into a waltzer kiss

5 Leave a comment on verse 5 0 a line of light
traced onto sky
my head aches

6 Leave a comment on verse 6 0 on the long flight east
two orange dawns

7 Leave a comment on verse 7 0 these fried peaches
are they breakfast
or last night’s tea?

8 Leave a comment on verse 8 0 first win of the season
we follow the moon



The above is an internal extract from a 100 stanza hyukin renga conducted at Yorkshire Sculpture Park:

a hyakuin renga at Midsummer
The Camellia House, Yorkshire Sculpture Park, West Bretton
21-22 June, 2004, (noon – noon)

Nine poets
Paul Conneally,
Anne-Marie Culhane
Alec Finlay
Linda France
Morven Gregor
Jackie Hardy
Alex Hodby
Gerry Loose
Beth Rowson

Renga Schema
Jane Reichold

in renga poets seek to link to the stanza before and shift away from the subject etc of the stanza before last … this is called ‘link and shift’ … so there is no intended narrative but we are taken on a journey…

paul conneally

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