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Rich Magahiz, US

 

 


Stellarenga*

to vasty deeps

at sundown . orbiters drift left to right

a pall as light . as these drybone nights

mounding the dust . their starter bodies

wrapped in such shroudlines . the landed class

part of the bargain . names etched in time

bulkhead microtrauma . whiff of grape

still troubled earth . one passionfruit seed

 

 


*Stellarenga

A Stellarenga is a seven-link poem containing only one-liners. The first and last links mention a cosmic body, e.g., a planet, a star or one of the luminaries. Renga style linkage means that each link stands separately yet relates to the preceding and following ku either by theme, wordplay, or twist of idea.  A line-space is generally placed between each ku; a stellarenga is really a set of poems.  As in all renga poems a straight or tell-all narrative should be avoided. A Stellarenga can be done solo or partnered. The Stellarenga was created by Alexis K. Rotella in March 1997 while she was recuperating from the flu.
 

 

 


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