A za is a group of friends who write renku together. Renku is a Japanese chain-linked poem.

9.29.2006

33. [h]

that dragonfly
just kissed me on the cheek,
as if to say "Hello!"

9.28.2006

32. [m]

the boy enters all muddied
and faces mother's grimace

31. [h]

you flies have no shame!
can't you indulge your desire
somewhere out of sight?

30. [h]

a tiny white butterfly
teases a playful puppy

9.27.2006

29. [m]

at the entrance
of the dog house i find
a missing slipper

9.24.2006

28. [h]

the dried husk of a dead fly
on my dusty window sill

9.21.2006

27. [m]

the left-overs
had been inside the fridge
for several months

9.19.2006

26. [h]

a stallion neighs excitedly
behind the barn's closed doors

9.17.2006

25. [m]

i get on
the toboggan behind five
bigger kids

9.15.2006

24. [h]

the blind man's eyes are squinting
in the bitter winter cold

9.11.2006

23. [m]

nothing good
on TV, so we look for
a pay-per-view

9.10.2006

22. [h]

lacking inspiration
I leave the paper blank

9.07.2006

21. [m]

the feel and smell
of a freshly-made bed with
clean sheets

9.06.2006

20. [m]

a gray owl descends
on a mouse in the snow

9.05.2006

19. [h]

on this cold morning
steam rises from the surface
of the warm porridge

9.01.2006

18. [m]

the world war one ace
banks his smoking biplane