The Hidden Gardens
Written by Alec Finlay and others
Renga Schema by Paul Conneally
Twenty-Four Hour Hyakuin Renga
Summer feet enter
across the table
a hyakuin renga in Summer
Some Thoughts on Twenty-Four Hour Hyakuin Renga
A group of poets gather in time-space.
What’s in a day?
100 verses is 4.5 verses an hour; is one every 15 minutes; is a natural rhythm
From noon to noon things change.
The minutes go so slowly.
The hours go so fast.
How much sleep can you do without. How much do you need?
‘I stayed up until I got a verse in’.
Time away from the platform may do you as much good as time spent trying to, and failing to, sleep.
A hyakuin renga is a key chain; one that is unlocked by the sun setting, the moon rising, the moon setting, the sun rising.
Think slumber party.
Expect to feel grumpy, and ecstatic.
Someone will always go to sleep beside the renga.
Eat together after.