Renga (Response to Bashō’s Famous Frog Haiku)

In quiet contemplation

Pondering green pond

Ancient frog… still… knows nothing….

Renga were an ancient form of linked verse, in which the most proficient poet would start with a poem expressing the seasonal (ephemeral) nature of the human world (which was considered to be merely an illusion), and other lesser poets would contribute poems based on the original idea that explore different aspects of the ideas.

Another concept in Japanese poetry involves multiple possible interpretations…. Multiple… subtle… suggestions from single words…. Developing depth….

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