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CHRISENGA

A Chrisenga is a linked poem about birth consisting of nine links. The first link is three lines, the second one. The form is 3-1, 3-1, 3-1, 3-1, 2. It may be done solo or with a partner. The Chrisenga was created by Alexis K. Rotella on the 20 March 1997.

 

Copyright Alexis K. Rotella 1997

 

 

EXAMPLE :

CHRISTENING DAY with Alexis K. Rotella and ai li

 

                                                                                                                                                                                     

 

 

CHRISTENING DAY

A Chrisenga between Alexis K. Rotella and ai li
Los Gatos, California and London
20 - 24 March 1997

 

 

 

 

Christening day -
the father stays home
to guard the wine.

 

breast feeding in a vegan restaurant

 

Young godmother
not once does she look at
the baby.

 

pink bonnet on the birthday boy

 

Five years old -
only mom shows up
for my party.

 

the silver spoon sent by post

 

in his underwear drawer
my husband's
receiving blanket

 

the rattle sound muffled by time

 

teddy bear
missing an eye

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Copyright Alexis K. Rotella and ai li 1997

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