Today sees the launch of the Big Renga Project. Over the next 25 days, 13 poets will be working together to create 25 linked verses. The first stanza (the hokku) is in and the game is on!
The first stanza was my responsibility, and this is what I wrote :
Prickly ghost blankets
spread out of winter shadows :
butter melts on toast.
I’m running a daily TV show throughout the project to give you the full low-down on all the renga news. Every day, I’ll be explaining the rules and you’ll get to see how the poem is growing (and why it’s growing the way it is!) You can watch today’s show here :
I am just going outside and may be some time.