With spring done and dusted, and yesterday’s summer climax, today’s renju, Flemming Funch, had lots of options! He could have continued with summer, he could have done a verse on winter, love, travel, dwellings, mountains or shores. Or he could have invoked the Moon Rule – and that’s exactly what he did.
Here’s his clever, creative (and just a little bit irreverent) 7-7 that starts off autumn :
Serene is the sudden calm :
grey smoke rises to the moon
Flemming says : ” After yesterday’s passionate climax, it’s time to cool down a bit, and smoke a cigarette. So, there’s a change in tempo, and temperature : the remaining heat leaving just smoke. I introduce autumn in the form of the moon.”
So, we’re on autumn and that means only one thing for tomorrow’s poet : it’s autumn again!
You can watch today’s episode of The Big Renga Round-Up here :
I am just going outside and may be some time.