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Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Under the Waves: A Rengay with Cara Holamn

Under the Waves

by Cara Holman & Kirsten Cliff

searching for
an unbroken sand dollar
low-tide beach

kids dolphin dive
under the waves

message in a bottle
the wind steals
my words away

spaghetti western
the bandit rides out
toward the sunset 
playing pirates
we divvy up the loot

forgotten castle
the first touch
of this foreign sea

This fun rengay was written for Aubrie Cox's latest Yay Words! Project "Sea Bandits". You can download your own copy of this great new collection of haiku, tanka, haibun, haiga and other short form poetry here. My thanks to Aubrie for the inspiration, and to Cara for exploring the themes with me via rengay. Enjoy! :)


  1. Thanks so much, Chrissi. It was fun to write! You and I should write linked haiku together sometime -- I'd like that a lot. :)