Dear Haijin, visitors and travelers,
With Jane Reichhold's passing away we have lost our Queen of Haiku (and tanka and renga). I am still in shock and it makes me sad to become more aware of her passing away. This Theme Week is a tribute to Jane and today I love to ask you to share your favorite haiku by Jane Reichhold and write an all new haiku, tanka or other Japanese poetry form to honor her.
As I started Carpe Diem Haiku Kai back in October 2012 I had read only a few haiku by her and I didn't realize that time how important she was for the haiku world and me. In 2013 I honored her with a series of Carpe Diem Specials and the months following Jane and I became close friends and she became the host of our special feature "Ask Jane".
During the existence of Carpe Diem I have used a lot of her haiku, tanka, renga and her knowledge to improve your haiku writing skills. I am so grateful that Jane not only meant a lot to me but also to several others of our haiku loving family.
Here is one of my favorite haiku written by Jane:
raising his foot