Last week I invited anyone willing to lead our next session to contact me. The result offers something new to this site: a session in which the session leader will be making her debut in that role. Wendy C. Bialek says, “We will be building a shisan together…. get out your carpenter pencils. We will need a three-line hokku, using a summer kigo, for our first verse.”
Wendy adds, “Although we are not meeting in a room….live, I would still like it to feel like we are….so I am requesting that we all actually use carpenter pencils to write out our hokku/haiku…(and following verses) before we place them online in the comments box. If you don’t have a carpenter pencil…they are about 19 cents (us) in hardware stores, or online, and free to borrow from your neighbor.”
Please enter your first verse (hokku) offers in the comments box, below. Wendy will be reviewing these offers until midnight on Tuesday, July 7 (Arizona, US time zone). On Thursday, July 9, there will be a new posting containing her selection for the hokku and instructions for composing the second verse (wakiku).
For those who may wish to know a little more about the shisan renku: http://darlingtonrichards.com/rr/docs/Shisan.htm
Let us work together to make this new thing a pleasure!
With best wishes, always,