Brent Partridge is well into his fifth decade of involvement with haiku. Here he offers that most traditional of Japanese forms — a solo renga of 100 links (AHA Chapbooks, 1990) of which we offer links 11-20 — with a decidedly modern twist.
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Haiku featured in the Book of the Week Archive are selected by Jim Kacian, and are used with permission.
at the river’s bend, cliffs; winds entrance beyond complexity new moonset they leave the college rooftops encounters with flower colors in the cold light south seven miles of immediacy rather than distance cold fog a ghost regards me as fleeting I don’t have to say anything and that’s an understatement mist rises from a field of mustard to join the haze excited, a bird flies low its mate through the branches if a skunk steps ‘round the corner speak politely frost on the hawks’ fathers it sits and watches