A collaborative haiku — “Exoplanets”

Congrats, J.A. Grier!  Your 7-7 lines were picked by the judges from the submissions.  So here it is: the final haiku!

by Christine Rueter and J.A. Grier

To the orrery,
we add more distant planets
too faint for our eyes.
This bright, braille wave invites
us to come – explore by touch.


The collaborative haiku guidelines (retained for posterity):

Renga is a form of collaborative haiku with a 5-7-5-7-7 syllable structure. A single writer initiates the poem with the first 5-7-5 stanza and welcomes other writers to provide the 7-7 stanza.

Anyone can submit the 7-7 lines! For the sake of all renga participants, please include your lines as comments to the collaborative haiku post so that others can see what has been submitted. I will “close” the renga to submissions on the date indicated with the collaborative haiku post.  I will have two independent judges pick their favorite from the submissions. The final renga will be published on this blog, and the submitter will be given co-credit with me in the by-line.

  1. Each a distant relation
    known of but not introduced.

  2. Scott Swank said:

    I would wind the springs again
    but my fingers are so sore

  3. Ian Porter @sven_dog said:

    Orbital technology,
    Gives a hint of your presence.

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