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Sweet Peas – Renga Challenge

Here is my first Renga Challenge for the January Edition of Casting Bricks.  Care to take up this challenge?  Just drop me a note in the comments section below and I’ll set up a post for us. Renga is normally a total of ten couplets completed by two poets.  January is going to be a great month!  ~Jilly

 

“Like sweet peas in water colors
Echoes cross the river…”

 

 

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23 thoughts on “Sweet Peas – Renga Challenge

  1. Hmmm… “Where Gregor’s bones howl their DNA”. Um, nah. “Their chorus a soup of song and sustenance”. Hmm.. No… “Peas on Earth / and goodwill towards men!” No. Grumble…

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  2. “Mendel and Mendelssohn twisted together in counterpoint, base pairs and tenor splices that green and grow and express our sustenance and joy.” Or something random like that, LOL!

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      1. Ultimately, I like this one:
        “Our dung, our beetled life, our turvey sleep
        we fall into carapaces and disjointed limbs”
        I’ll set it up if you agree… then the next falls to me.

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    1. So glad you asked! This is a 2-person Renga in which 2 poets swap couplets. (There are also 4-person Rengas with a slightly different format.)
      If you would like to give this one a whirl, I will set up a fresh post that is you and I and we will give it a go! You are also welcome to start one of your own – just follow the steps on the Casting Bricks home page. Another option is that I see Sarah Connor has posted a Renga Challenge this morning, as well. (See the Mr. Linky on the home page.) Whatever you cho0se, you are a wonderful, welcome addition to the fun! ~Jilly
      Casting Bricks Home: https://jillys2016.wordpress.com/2018/01/05/jillys-january-challenge-casting-bricks-to-attract-jade/

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      1. A challenger starts a Renga by posting a couplet and then anyone who wants to take up the challegne lets the challenger know. The challenger then sets up a post that is dedicated to the Renga between those two. I currently have 2 different poets who have accepted my Sweet Peas Challenge, so there are 2 dedicated posts running on my blog (you’ll see one with Maureen & one with qbit). They start with the same couplet but go in completely different directions. If you would like to take up the Sweet Pea challenge, I’ll set up a fresh post for you and I. Casting Bricks runs all month, so there are many opportunities to get involved!

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      2. Which I did very badly. (Bad cold is muddying my brain!) Yes, by all means, we can give this Renga a whirl – just say the word! I’ll set it up and link you up.

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