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I see again that we have new arrivals!  :wave:  Hello!  

I hope the New Year has started out well for everybody.  How's the writing going?  I haven't missed a day yet, although, some days are... well... you'll see.  I also see that after :iconbeccajs:'s last blog that several people have sent in their prompt journals.  So give that gallery a glance if you haven't :D -> glory-be-project.deviantart.co…



AND NOW FOR OUR FIRST GROUP GLORY BE! PROJECT! January Renga Tree, which I hope will be added onto throughout the end of the month.  I know renga trees have gone around dA before, but they're likely new to many of you.  For the sake of not potentially spamming dA like crazy - as I hope you will all join in and go bananas - I'm going to set it up here.  Of course, if you end up with a little something you want to submit to the group at large, go ahead - but this way, you can feel free to do as many as you want or can ;)

What is a Renga Tree?  A renga is a collaborative poem effort (to read more, click the link below) and a Renga Tree is a branching form of renga.  You start with an initial "seed" to which anyone can post a response, to which in turn anyone can respond.  The result gives you your "tree" which will look something like:

   Initial Seed
       - Branch 1
           - subbranch
               - subbranch
                   - subbranch
               - subbranch
                   - subbranch

       - Branch 2
           - subbranch
           - subbranch
               - subbranch
                   - subbranch

       - Branch 3


OUR FIRST RENGA WILL BE WITH HAIKU whether you want to go with 5-7-5 Haiku or something less traditional is up to you.  To start us off, :icontwilightpoetess: has sent me a wonderful first seed:

Lightning fizzles,
heartache splitting the clouds
in angry divorce.



I shall post the first "branch" response in a comment below.  Anyone else who wants to respond directly to :icontwilightpoetess:, please also comment directly below.  Otherwise, just reply to people if you respond to a branch after that ;)  Should be fun! :w00t:

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haikai no rengaHaikai no renga originated as a poetry game among courtiers of the Imperial court of ancient Japan. The game began with a hokko, a poem of 17 on or onji written in three line (it was from hokko that Matsuo Bashō developed haiku), which would be answered by a 14 on, 2-line response, followed another linked 17 on, 3-line poem, and so on. As far as I can discern, the game was by played by a limited, though non-specific of number of poets. Given how the game operates, 4 to 8 poets seems optimum, though I have yet to track down anything specific.
One method of running the game would look something like this: The senior poet (this was a Confucian-guided society and such distinctions mattered) would provide the hokko, while the other poets would all suggest responses, from which one would be chosen. This poem would be the next link, and the process would continue until it was mutually decided that the poem was finished.
:iconth
 <-- additional information on rengas
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:icongauridarshan123:
GAURIDARSHAN123 Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2013
STALE DREAMS,
SERVED IN PLATES OF INCESSANT HOPE-
A GREAT DELICACY!

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:iconvespera:
vespera Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
when served proper
split right down the middle
nice and rare
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:iconthetornweaver:
TheTornWeaver Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
He leaned against the
car and listened as the rain
danced along the grass.
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:iconvespera:
vespera Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
soft patting water
slides down the windshield in droves
catches in his hair
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:icontwilightpoetess:
TwilightPoetess Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Ribbons of raindrops
caught in the headlight's glare. Stars
breathe their wishes here.
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:iconvespera:
vespera Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
spitting them into
cosmos and carbon exhales
swirling oil slick black
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:icontwilightpoetess:
TwilightPoetess Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
A distant red dwarf--
the scales of a koi flashing
through an oil-spill sky.
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:iconarbitergirl:
ArbiterGirl Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Fractured, crashing on
tumultuous tears streaming,
sing without reprise
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:iconvespera:
vespera Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
(I love your icon)

sensibilities
stinging, making hoarse
much of little
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:icontonepainter:
tonepainter Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
No shock in the air
can light the awe in your haze,
furious tigress.
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:iconvespera:
vespera Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
lightening twitches
flick of a tail, launching
beneath the sand, glass
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:iconriseandbe:
RiseandBe Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Furious downpour tears
this marriage of stormclouds,
nothing outlasts the flood.
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:iconbeccajs:
BeccaJS Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2013   Writer
horizons glory
peeps the golden yellow sun
natures warm weapon
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:iconriseandbe:
RiseandBe Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
the death of puddles,
sunshine evaporation-
here we start over.
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:icontravelgirlxx:
travelgirlxx Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2013
Seven colours arch
across our sky - blooming clouds
need rain to survive.
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:iconriseandbe:
RiseandBe Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
The earth breathes relief,
another day without drought-
rain, the world's lifeblood.
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:iconriseandbe:
RiseandBe Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
The earth breathes relief,
another day without drought-
rain, the world's lifeblood.
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:iconmagicaljoey:
MagicalJoey Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2013   Writer
Divorcing the clouds
rendered the arrival of
the snowy step-mum.
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:iconriseandbe:
RiseandBe Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
The Ice Queen cometh
in a whirlwind blizzard,
days without power.
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:iconmagicaljoey:
MagicalJoey Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2013   Writer
'Tis always winter
and never Christmas; the Queen
holds sway over all.
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:iconvespera:
vespera Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
her arm outstretching
itself and even the birds
her will a blanket
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:iconriseandbe:
RiseandBe Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
War beckoned with
a lion's roar- victory
on the precipice.
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:iconmagicaljoey:
MagicalJoey Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2013   Writer
The precipice dropped
and with it fell victory;
drowned in icy seas.
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:iconriseandbe:
RiseandBe Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
And from the depths
rose another hero,
the war wasn't over yet.
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:iconmagicaljoey:
MagicalJoey Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2013   Writer
A mighty one rose
from waters murky and deep;
ready for battle.
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:iconriseandbe:
RiseandBe Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
'Charge!' escaped eager
lips, the battle had been lost,
the war just begun.
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:iconintricately-ordinary:
intricately-ordinary Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
world mourns divided,
stability revolts in
days disharmonized
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:iconriseandbe:
RiseandBe Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Melodies of mistakes,
the crescendo breaks-
love torn asunder.
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:iconvespera:
vespera Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
dark hanging drapes
press down upon the city--
weeping
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:icontwilightpoetess:
TwilightPoetess Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Brushing leaves from
tangled hair, she pulls the drapes,
remembering.
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:iconreddragonfly:
RedDragonfly Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2013
half-remembered dreams
sun melts away
the night's snow
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:icontwilightpoetess:
TwilightPoetess Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Dew clings to limp leaves,
winter jasmine reaching out
to caress the day.
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:iconwordeea:
Wordeea Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
wistful winter wind
sweeps clean shivering tree tops
last leaf touches ground
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:iconvespera:
vespera Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
the trees stagnant
arms stretching clean picked bare white
winter making bones
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:iconintricately-ordinary:
intricately-ordinary Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
barren earth claims her
wounds, holds her womb, wary
of her fragile child.
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:iconvespera:
vespera Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
her breath lies still
beneath damp arms of the globe
going home quietly
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:icontravelgirlxx:
travelgirlxx Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2013
to the place where she
is alone, her lover gone
for new hunting grounds.
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:iconvespera:
vespera Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
the huntsman strung,
bow of his arm aiming
amiss at a miss
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:icontwilightpoetess:
TwilightPoetess Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Stray tabby watches
the leaf-faeries dance; one gust
stalks her fleeing tail.
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:iconhaphazardmelody:
haphazardmelody Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Elegant birds are
Soaring parallel with stars
And shaping the winds.
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:iconreddragonfly:
RedDragonfly Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2013
jet plane
a speck of light above
the horse pasture
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:icontwilightpoetess:
TwilightPoetess Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
A hush falls, slowly--
once the stalked, now the hunters.
Sharp beaks seek revenge.
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:iconvespera:
vespera Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
from a cloud scar,
a torn, feathered beast chortles,
swoops low
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:icontwilightpoetess:
TwilightPoetess Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
A battle cry rings;
a rainbow trout caught mid-jump
now pretty dinner.
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:iconvespera:
vespera Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
The bear licks its lips
the river having supplied
his favorite supper
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:iconkamcalste:
kamcalste Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
arches in and down
grasping deep with talons sharp
to pluck a fresh dream
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:iconvespera:
vespera Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
from the night, a scream
then silence and rustling leaves
the grass now empty
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:iconintricately-ordinary:
intricately-ordinary Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
it cries when plucked clean,
hollow bones and goose prickles
make dead dreams its kin.
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:iconhaphazardmelody:
haphazardmelody Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
I long to brighten
the early night with music,
but time is too short.
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:iconvespera:
vespera Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
foliage stumbles
the tempo, too wild
for singing
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