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