From the publication of »SOMMERGRAS« 118, as announced in SOMMERGRAS, longer chain poems submitted to the »SOMMERGRAS« editorial team will appear on the website of the German Haiku Society for reasons of space.
It starts with a gendai-jûnicho by Claudia Brefeld and Gabriele Hartmann with the title:
A gendai-jûnicho, also called New-Jûnicho, consists of 12 verses. 6 verses are each assigned to a cultural area of the topics art, film, literature, music, politics, religion. Furthermore, 2 verses are written in Gendai style: modern in structure, tone and content, as well as 4 verses in Shasei style, ie drawn by life or as Shiki demanded: a description, sketch of nature “as it is ”. The first three verses, the hokku, the wakiku and the daisan, and the last verse, the ageku, are of particular importance with regard to quality.