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Spring Thaw Rubricku


The first stanza of this RubricKu starts with Spring and then the poem works through all the seasons in order. The following is a two dimensional representation of this rubricku showing the linkages between stanzas and other renku aspects:


Spring Thaw Rubricku: October 8, 2006


The central stanza, "easy-bake", is a central component of the poem that links to every other stanza. The seasonal stanzas (hokku) in the corners are haiku I have previously written that have been chosen by various haiku on-line "publications", i.e.:


Spring (picked by Edward Weiss, www.wisteriapress.com):

   Several toys

   emerge out of the snow...

   spring thaw.


Summer (picked by Sondra Ball, www.sondra.net/al/):

   Through the clouds

   the sun is sharp and clear -

   cool on the eyes.


Autumn (picked by Susumu Takiguchi, World Haiku Showcase):

   Autumn lawn

   more leaf cutting

   than grass cutting.


Winter (picked by Serge Tome, www.tempslibres.org/tl/en/cconv.html):

   First snowfall...

   here is a Christmas card

   to be mailed, last year.