Ranga Demands ~ More in Less*

1

rain bathes ground

pond no longer parched

robust life springs forth

2

awake sunlit wings

shimmer flutter

3

among the cat tails

dragonflies dance

free spirits on the wind

4

bulrushes nod

from lakeside prisons

5

freedom in rebirth

filtered pressed

white Parchment awaits

6

maple oil

stains Akimibi’s cloak

7

sakura leaves

dying in red and yellow-

Kyoto fire

8

chrysanthemums bundle

in chilled air

9

Yuki-onna rests

hand holds stay

turns into snow flurries

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*Footnote:

First I’d like to give credit to James Kahn for writing verses 4, 6 and 7, also teaching me something new.

I found this form of poetry extremely difficult. One must form an image using the least amount of syllables.

One thought must lead into the next in a progression on the subject. In Japanese poetry less is more or more is less, whichever way you want to look at it.

http://www.2hweb.net/haikai/renku/Link_Shift.html

If you wish to learn more about this form of poetry, I have provided informative links.

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Renga

The photo is a mosaic done by Irina Charny to see more of her works visit:

http://icmosaics.com/archived-work/four-seasons.html

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Formal Fowl* (tanka)

he struts gracefully

black white natural attire

plume tightly slicked back

cravat flares at base of neck

polished boots reflect rippling

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*Footnote:

If you’d like to know more about the Snowy Egret pictured I’m providing a link:

https://www.allaboutbirds.org/guide/Snowy_Egret/lifehistory

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Home of Lukas Kondraciuk Photography, provided me with the photo as inspiration. If you’re a birdwatcher or just like birds you should visit. He also provides links with information about the birds. The captions are funny, they will quack you up. Oh my it’s catchy!

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Rivers End * (haiku)

rivers flowing free~

joining into ocean pool~

gathers all in one

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*Footnote:

If you would like to know more about the maker of the beautiful river basin map and further information a link is provided.

A Beautiful Map Featuring Every River Basin in the World Highlighted In Bright Rainbow Colors

Every day our waterways become more polluted by industry and yes sadly us. Hugh islands consisting of plastic flotsam are appearing in our oceans, our coral reefs are dying. Below are links with more information about our worldwide water problem. 🌎✌🏻❤️💧🌊

https://www.un.org/en/sections/issues-depth/water/

8 Organizations Making a Difference in Global Water Issues