Dear Haijin, visitors and travelers,
Welcome at a new episode of our warmhearted family-community Carpe Diem Haiku Kai. This month it's all in honor of Jane Reichhold, who passed away at the end of July. All our prompts are modern kigo extracted from Jane Reichhold's saijiki "A Dictionary of Haiku" and all the used prompts will be shared here with examples of haiku (or tanka) by Jane.
Let me give you a brief biography of Jane Reichhold (1937-2016), Queen of Haiku and Tanka, a close friend and my mentor and co-host of CDHK:
|Jane Reichhold (1937-2016)
In 2013 Jane became co-host of Carpe Diem Haiku Kai and featured her own special feature "Ask Jane ...", in which she gave answer on questions by Carpe Diem Haiku Kai family members.
Recently, on July 28th, Jane decided to end her own life. She could not longer cope with the pain of Fibromyalgia and the partially loss of her sight.
Jane became 79 years and she will be missed forever, but never forgotten.
|Lake Biwa - Cherry Blossoms
on spring bare branches
brush strokes between clusters
in the blind wind's dance
among blossoming trees
a white parasol
such a fragile beauty -
the Spring breeze
caresses the fragile blossoms
of young cherry trees
in awe of the first cherry blossom
dancing in the garden