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Around the world

Copyright 1998 All rights reserved by the respective authors.

New Year kasen renku begun 12/26/97. Completed 2/22/98. Written on the World Wide Web.
1
around the world
the new year begins
each hour
                        AHB
New Year
 world, time
2
first page of diary
tiger drawing
                        FA
New Year
 diary, mammal
3
I play along
with the quickening drip drip 
of meltwater
                        ABB
Spring
 water
4
at the end of the garden path
irises in bloom
                        AHB
Spring
 garden, flowers, bloom
5
east wind
soft on our cheeks
day moon's grin
                        FA
Spring moon
 wind, body parts
6
everything she will need
in a small wheeled suitcase
                        ABB
No season
 wheels, luggage

7
with a leap
into the boxcar
midnight express
                        AHB
No season
 train, speed
8
colored boy has
master's eyes
                        FA
Love
 servant, eyes
9
one of those mornings
even the butcher
wants to make small talk
                        ABB
Love
 occupation, conversation
10
white moth flutters
around and around the porch light
                        AHB
Summer
 insect, structure
11
invitation 
to a beach house party
signed by Dracula
                        FA
Summer
 beach, building, festival, individual
12
finance officer exposed
as a double agent
                        ABB
No season
 occupation
13
a sheep looks up
moonlight shimmers
in the grass
                        AHB
Moon
  farm mammal, ligh, plant
14
annual athletic meet
by UFOs
                        FA
Autumn
 sports, aliens
15
frosty morning
he trades his new lunchbox
for a Ho-Ho
                        ABB
Autumn
 morning, food
16
each ounce of gold
carefully weighed
                        AHB
No season
 metal, measurement
17
the last item on the list
delivered to the lord
a bough of mountain cherry
                        FA
Cherry blossoms
 list, lord, foliage, landscape
18
thin mist over the sea
where the jet was shot down
                        ABB
Spring
 atmosphere, ocean, plane

19
red lights flash on
over the intercom, laughter
"April Fools!"
                        AHB
Spring
 color, lights, sound, holiday
20
wine stain
on his prayer rug
                        FA
No season
 drink, religion, cloth
21
recycling center
won't take my rusted-shut cans
of weed killer
                        ABB
No season
 metal, poison
22
from the bottom of the loch
Nessie groans
                        AHB
No season
 body of water, mythical beast
23
00:00:00 onChristmas Eve
a mainframe keeps
data mining
                        FA
Winter
 religious holiday, computer technology
24
thin snow on the barbed wire
surrounding seed wheat sheds
                        ABB
Winter
 precipitation, bulk food, structures
25
at the target's center
each shot enters
the same hole
                        AHB
No season
 competition, hole
26
a mole writing sonnets
for his mistress
                        FA
Love
 mammal, poetry
27
advised to purchase
the double strength potion
against jealousy
                        ABB
Love
 commerce, liquid
28
three glasses lined up
a friend backs the odds
                        AHB
No season
 utensils, gambling
29
lazy chitchat
someone wonders how we know
the moon is full
                        ABB
Moon
 conversation
30
term paper at night school
on dementia
                        FA
Autumn
 correspondence, school

31
gleaning nuts
she walks the orchard
in rubber boots
                        AHB
Autumn
 food, trees
32
the hills keep giving up light
fast approaching storm
                        ABB
No season
 landscape, weather
33
a subpoena arrived
I practice
my best smile
                        FA
No season
 document, facal feature
34
in dry dock the ships crew
toasts another delay
                        AHB
No season
 structure
35
all these cameras!
at least ten thousand photos
of cherry blossoms
                        ABB
Cherry blossoms
 flowers, images
36
the memory...
a temple bell ringing faintly
                        FA
Spring
 sound

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