Friday, April 22, 2011

First Ever Bike Night Renga!

I know you're just waiting to hear how the movie film fest worked out, but, you'll have to wait a little while longer. In the meantime, how about getting down with your bad - poet -self! Carpe Diem!

This morning I was listening to National Public Radio and the announcer interviewed a poet who had started a Renga. A Renga is a poem written by a community of people where each person writes their own stanzas based on the 5-7-5, or 7-7 syllable (or sound units) pattern. With BIke Night beginning in a few weeks I thought having the Bike Night "community" write a Renga, might be fun.

To learn more about what I'm talking about click here.

I'll give my weak verse first in the 5-7-5 format. The next must be a two line stanza in the 7-7 syllable format. Alternating by stanza. 5-7-5, 7-7, 5-7-5 etc. Verses/stanzas can be posted in the comments below.

Also, your verse must draw from the idea in the previous verse.

I will assemble them and the final Renga will be read prior to the first BIke Night. This should be fun!

1. Shiny Cruiser Bike,
A big crowd gathers
Waiving neighbors laugh


kelly said...

*I'm not sure your 2nd line is 7 syllables....

Here's the next 7-7

Spinning, riding, smiling, honk!
Cruisers, trailers, tandems, yeah!

momkal said...
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momkal said...

red, yellow, blue bikes
looking like the rainbow's beams,
purple,green,orange bikes.

Dehru said...

Some ride fast and some ride slow
Spring flowers along the road

kelly said...


Winding the streets of
Old Town, through sun and raindrops
hoping for rainbows