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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 :iconbeccalicious:'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.
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 <-- 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!

deviantART muro drawing Comment Drawing
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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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