Naming Storms

grit in my eyes
they say there’s a formula
for naming storms
our baby girl writes
her first critical essay

Gavin Wade & Paul Conneally

From the ongoing series of tantwenga poems (tanrenga written via Twitter)

NB This is a ren (a link) by Gavin to the haiku originally shared in the post ‘Grit In My Eyes’. He links by a process of link and shift writing two lines to add to add to the first three already written. This forms a tanrenga .. the shortest type of renga poem here renamed tantwenga to reflect the fact it was written via Twitter. It looks and sounds like a tanka or waka poem which are traditionally written by one writer though they often have a shift or turn within their five lines.

Paul Conneally
February 10th 2019

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