In the Hallows

a junicho renku by Melissa Allen and Aubrie Cox

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flickering porch light
I offer candy
to the ghost

a bottle of pumpkin ale
from the cellar

home sick from school
he reads a book
about buried treasure

popsicle stick pirate ship beached
in the laundry basket

the glint of the moon
off her sharpened
skate blades

solo dance down
the dark sidewalk

carvings in the pine
fill with sap
that will harden

my dog and his
romping through the sprouting lettuce

weeds creep
between cracks
in the concrete

we try speaking French
to the tourists at Versailles

an arguing couple
breaks bread
at a riverside cafe

at day’s end
a frog leaps from lily to lily

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Frogpond 35.1

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8 thoughts on “In the Hallows

    • It’s fun. You’ve heard of Renku Reckoner, right? Great site to read up on renku if you don’t let it intimidate you too much — John Carley is brilliant. The only way really to learn is to do it, though. As with most things.

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