Written for: Carpe Diem “Little Creatures” #5, Ants
ou have to write an all new haiku about ants or another little creature, but … you have to write a six (6) linked renga about it, so your response starts with one of the given haiku (you may choose which one you will use as the starting verse (hokku) of your six (6) linked renga), than a two line stanza, a three line stanza, a two line stanza, a three line stanza and the last stanza (ageku) has to be a two line stanza and must have a link or association on the first three line stanza (hokku).

it became a rain
heavy enough
to wash the ants away   © Kuson

Busy before summer’s end
Bees root in drenched heather

Lavender lulls bees
They perch on feathery buds
Dogs watch from indoors

Cooler nights prevail; bee’s time
shortens, sun sets earlier

Chill in the morning
Strange silence in yard, muffled
Buzz, as bees weaken

In first rain of late Autumn
Frost sets in, bees hibernate              © Sara McNulty

About purplepeninportland

I am a freelance poet, born and bred in Brooklyn, New York. I live with my husband, John, and two charming rescue dogs–Marion Miller and Murphy. We spent eight lovely years in Portland, OR, but are now back in New York. My goal is to create and share poetry with others who write, or simply enjoy reading poetry. I hope to touch a nerve in you, and feel your sparks as well.
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2 Responses to Bees

  1. Gorgeous 6-line renga Sara … I hope you did like this challenging episode of “Little Creatures”.


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