Renga, means 'linked poem'. Poets worked in pairs or small groups, taking turns composing the alternating three-line and two-line stanzas.
To create a Renga, one poet writes the first stanza, which is three lines long with a total of seventeen syllables the same structure as a haiku. The next poet adds the second stanza, a couplet with seven syllables per line. The third stanza repeats the structure of the first (another haiku) and the fourth repeats the second, alternating in this pattern until the poem is completed.
The final leaf falls (5)
The tree branches are so bare (7)
Autumn has arrived (5)
Remember Summer's warm kiss (7)
So gentle, it will be missed. (7)
Why don't you try writing a Renga Poem and enter it into one of our poetry competitions.
More poetry types below.
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