With Janet laying down a verse of winter for the first stanza of the second page, it left lots of options of today’s renju, Lisa Holden. Lisa could have carried on with winter, or opted to invoke the Flower Rule, the Moon Rule or the Love Rule. Summer , dwellings, mountains, shores and travel were also options too.
Lisa opted for the excitement of starting off spring and this is what she came up with :
Ambling to a pause, awake :
above cherry blossom, sings.
She employs the classic spring kigo of cherry blossom to start the new season off and continues the movement of Janet’s small animals in the previous verse with the use of the word “ambling”. The sleepiness of winter is now replaced by the awakeness of spring.
Catch up with the latest episode of The Big Renga Round-Up here:
I am just going outside and may be some time.