Rengay Attempts

Global Haiku Tradition • Rengay Attempts 1, June 2019

 

An Eventful Day

sun shining
sound of a ball
off a wooden bat

he turns his back
and walks away

fans
cheering loudly
music starts to play

naked mole rat
crawling away

I scream!
for
ice cream

returning home
we hit a HOME RUN!

by Alysa Doneske
& Raisa Zamacona


A Day on the Boat

a wind
blowing,
fast

the tube
blows away

a large boat
coming my way . . .
I yell for help

I hope he turns
right

the sun beating down
on our faces—
crispy

applying lotion
tanning intensifier

by Alysa Doneske
& Adam Peters



 

 

 

 

Saturday Night

old friends gather
discussing life
saturday night

an empty seat
among a tight-knit group

the TV casts
a beam of light
on her face

a televised tragedy
with silence as a reply

popcorn stops popping
from the kitchen
all have abandoned

a salty scent
wafting through stale air

by Geoffrey Divers
& Emily Boes



A Day in the Park

the duck splashes
in the pond
sunshine

hot dogs
on the grill

a child slides
down the yellow slide
embrace the bright

blue ice cream melts
on his shoe

a little boy weeps
for the first time
that day

looks around
and she’s gone

by Geoffrey Divers
& Jordan Divers


Real Estate

flickering flames
bring a pleasant scent
to the room

mask the garbage
rotting meat

figures drift past windows
readying the home
for visitors

stand and wait
for a lack of movement

one figure
blackens the window
stillness

raise an arm
and wave

Emily Boes
& Tressa Rudolph


© 2019, Randy Brooks • Millikin University • last updated: June 10, 2019
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