Summer Renku

Verse 1

I. INTRODUCTION (next 4 verses starting now) (go deeper)

Renku is like a train pulling out of a station. It needs to build up speed. Don't be too exciting in this first part. Start off mellow and cool.

Traditionally, these topics are avoided in the Introduction:

religion, love, impermanence, and proper names (places or people)

1. Three lines. The first verse (the hokku) should be on a summer topic. It should look like a haiku with a strong internal break, usually after the first or second line. (go deeper)

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