Snake Weather: A Summer Renga

Our recent ginko through Karawatha Forest has spun off into a summer ginko. The group have been sparking off each other, resulting in some really exciting leaps. Here’s the first quarter of Snake Weather, written by / between: David Stavanger, Andy Smerdon, Cindy Keong, Katherine Battersby, Chris Lynch, Trish Reid, John Wainwright, Helen Ross, Andrew Phillips.

Snake Weather CLK

[photograph by Cindy Keong]

snake weather
he kisses his teenage daughter
on the mouth

DS

*

storm clouds hide
an innocent sky

AS

*

at the roadside
the empty arms
of a mother

CK

*

cane fields watch
with a promise of fire

KB

*

she bleeds out
in the back paddock
harvest moon

CL

*

red flowers falling
they await the results

TR

*

black parrots’ beaks
in the heliconia
skeletons rise from the woods

JW

*

limbs entwine
love whispers its melody

HR

*

she falls back
breathless into lounge arms
rolling credits

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8 responses to “Snake Weather: A Summer Renga

  1. very cool collection…i’m always amazed at how much can be said with such few words..always a big challenge for me…smiles

  2. This is looking amazing – the first quarter came together beautifully; looking forward to more

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