A B&J Renga – March 27, 2015

From Gold to White

From Gold to White

Jen from Blog it or Lose it! and I were chatting over a haiga the other day when we fell into a renga, the results of which is the reason for this post!  Jen’s verse are Blue and mine are Maroon … the renga developed over three days, it began on the 25th of March and ended today, and as always I find it interesting to see the evolution that the renga takes, if you wish to see the original, click the link ‘haiga’ above!  We hope you enjoy!

muggy heat
sweat dripping off our brows
awaiting autumn

in a distant green rumble
thunderheads roiling

no March dunderheads
a sweet rain-filled wind blows
greening rain drops fall

underfoot, the carpet of brown
leaps into clover

squish slosh goop
walking in the muddy fields
muddying the clover

a single raindrop
rests in a drooping white blossom

a tear from heaven
a wish for sun-kissed cheeks
fickle is spring

the wind is cold and fierce
and weaves my hair into a veil

covering weariness
these veiled eyes – tired of winter
wistful thoughts of spring

in the bare birches
doves are fluffing and preening

a morning shower
sprucing to meet their lovers
in the park at noon

a fleeting vision of wings
sweeps across fresh puddles

water reflects –
freedom in the skies above
here but for fortune

how the light shifts from gold to white –
bittersweet changes

first flurries of snow
swallows sing dirge like trills
winter won’t let go

a woman shivers in the cold
as her hair turns to gray

walking down the path
thinking of winter changes
from gold to white –

© B&J ‘15