This is a solo rengay
using the 3-2-3-3-2-3 template. Here is the link to
To use this genre for Found Poetry here is my process:
I went to the first text by Poe and chose six things.
Then I went to the 2nd source (History of the
World--Theatre Review) and picked six things, making
sure I chose some verbs, etc, and then the third text
(Easy Answers to Your Kids' Most Burning Questions) and
chose six words or phrases.
Next, I looked for some commonality and connectivity to
use as a theme; I chose water.
Then, I proceeded to design and create my haiku,
crossing off each word or phrase from my list that was
used so as not to repeat. I began to see a secondary
theme creating itself through the linking of my haiku,
which was light and dark. I titled it Salt and Peppered
with Observations, to connect it to the light and dark
theme. Many times in rengay you will find it is fun to
use other poetic tools too.
I created internal linking with sounds or repetition.
This rengay when read aloud seems to create a soft “w”
sound for the wind and sea theme, the rolling of the s’s
form haiku to haiku
giving way to waves and back and forth motions, whereas,
the” z” gives it just enough of a cut--like a wall or
breakers. For the enjoyment of the reader, each haiku
gives clear and distinct visual detail creating a lively
journey .”Observations” in the title links to each
haiku, whereas Salt and Peppered compliments the theme
linking each verse.
All the words in the rengay are from the three texts.
and Peppered with Observations: Rengay: Karina