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At mountain peak, in search of peace

A chapter in the book Renga Multi-Author Book


by Elizabeth Emerald

Soft! In sunset's silence sound 
whispers of consolation


Thanks to MoonWillow for artwork: Blue Mountain Sunset

In my original version, the first line read: In the silence you may hear

Rama Devi suggested that I not squander a precious syllable on THE (what was I thinking!) and suggested DEEP, I polled the reviewers; Judiverse offered NIGHT. Though tempted, for such a short poem, I felt I should use my own words. I reworked the line in keeping with the assonance in "S" and mined my cobwebbed mind for remnants of requisite high school Shakespeare; one archaic sense of SOFT! means HUSH! or SSSSH!

Renga is a Japanese collaborative poetry form in which poets write alternating verses of 5-7-5 stanzas and 7-7 couplets which are linked in succession by multiple poets. Only the first chapter haiku needs a kigo (season word).

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