Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Carpe Diem #1040 Angels

Dear Haijin, visitors and travelers,

Welcome at the first episode of our new Carpe Diem Haiku Kai month "Jane Reichhold's Legacy". This month all the prompts are extracted from Jane's Saijiki "A Dictionary of Haiku". I have tried to choose modern kigo from all of the five seasons (including New Year). This month we will honor her, the Queen of Haiku and Tanka, without her Carpe Diem Haiku Kai would already have be gone, but through her inspiration, her knowledge, her haiku and her being co-host of Carpe Diem Haiku Kai ... CDHK is still here ... alive and kicking.

Jane Reichhold died not so long ago, she will be missed. But not forgotten. This month is a tribute to her.

In every episode I will share haiku by Jane (and sometimes tanka) to inspire you and I hope she will inspire you ...

Today our prompt, the first modern kigo, is Angels and here are two haiku by Jane to inspire you:

in silence
all those no longer here
gather around

silent prayer
lifted up by bells
angels on high

© Jane Reichhold (1937-2016)

Nice haiku to start this month with I think. She looks at us from Heaven and even through death she will and can inspire us.

a whisper
a warm caressing breeze
guardian angel

© Chèvrefeuille

I am looking forward to this tribute month ...

This episode is NOW OPEN for your submissions and will remain open until September 5th at noon (CET). I will (try to) publish our nex episode, Pines, later on. For now ... be inspired and share your haiku with us all.

1 comment:

  1. Carpe Diem Challenge # 1049 Angels:

    a fragrance without flowers
    company when alone
    angels among us