The Words for Wellbeing Organisation

Phantoms of the Outside and In

A Half Nijuin Renga in an autumnal August at An Inn for the Phantoms of the Outside and In

 

Pull back the curtain

see the phantoms dine.

Breaded sole, anyone?

 

Marvel at the orange, yellow and faded browns

their falling colours rhyme

 

crunching underfoot playing

the moon briefly hanging

can we see the man in

 

out again

and the ball is lost

 

cold creeping climate

rushing in

dark white lining barred in

 

I will not rest

until I find the door

 

my heart is open

meet me by the tree

chains of love endure

 

green springing from

deathly cold hallows – to taste the grain

 

finches dangle

from the buddleia

beware the gardener

 

cutting, slicing, preparing

an exquisite feast

 

the living ain’t easy

six long weeks

and how to entertain them?

 

they will follow their own lives

regardless

 

 

Verses by: Jo, Eileen, Fiona, Lynne, Annie, Maggie, Morven, Heather.

 

Host: Morven

Master: Colin

Guide: Gerry

 

Mount Stuart, Isle of Bute

Saturday 7 December 2018

 

Note: the title of the renga is borrowed from that of a sculpture by Martin Boyce at Mount Stuart.

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