So, with a final verse on the them of love delivered by Kate Gold yesterday, today’s renju, Kate Trafford, still has some choice, but it is limited. Spring, autumn and love are now no-go zones, so she can choose from winter, summer, travel, dwellings, mountains or shores.
Kate pioneers with a non-seasonal 5-7-5 on the theme of mountains today. This is what she came up with :
Dreams of peaks unreached
inspire sure-footed ascent:
soul, eternal guide.
This is what Kate says about her verse : “I’m picking up on Kate’s ‘path that rises’ for a verse about a mountain climb (the kigo word is “peaks”), and I’m continuing Kate’s idea of ‘tender yearning’ as a “dream.” There’s a shift and contrast between the linear (time-bound) journey and the eternal (timeless) here-and-now. There’s also a shift and contrast between the concrete (physical) journey and the spiritual (non-physical) soul guidance… ”
Gosh. Now we’re really dicing deep! WHat do you think will happen tomorrow?
You can watch today’s episode of The Big Renga Round-Up here below. We had a few techy troubles today, but it’s really worth watching as today’s renju is guesting on the show!
I am just going outside and may be some time.