My Allenbanks Renga

Having talked about the writing process in a previous post, here is the Renga that I wrote.

The edge of autumn

 

Today’s truth –

the seventh month is our ninth

white river brown

 

grassheads dance

to a chainsaw’s tune

 

branches sway

trunks creak

above dropped leaves

 

the canopy pours green

onto the path

 

uphill

tripping on roots

my breathing quickens

 

on the gorge edge

the updraft lifts the sky

 

leaf needle twig

strewn stone

steps down to the pond

 

sedge reed and lily

the tarn lies still

light shades

from bending leaves

pollen blown as rain

 

a dragonfly

hunts the glade

 

pheasants creep away

through bracken

a plant of an earlier time

 

fallen trees

soften into earth

 

swallows skim

the edge of autumn

rain mists the meadow

 

around over along

the Allen sings.

 

A 14-verse Renga at Allen Banks,

Morralee Wood,

on 6th September 2017,

by Martin P Eccles.

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