Dear Haijin, visitors and travelers,
Welcome at a new episode of Carpe Diem Haiku Kai. This month we honor Jane Reichhold (1937-2016) a tribute to Jane month. Through modern kigo extracted from her "A Dictionary of Haiku" I hope to inspire you all to create a haiku or tanka to honor Jane Reichhold. Today our modern kigo is worship and Jane wrote a few wonderful examples of this modern kigo:
in the beginning
all spirit - all holy
a world boat
to a beach of stones
we carry a boat of blossom
afloat of prayers
of ancestor offerings
ready to sail
© Jane Reichhold
As you can read in the above haiku, Jane was a very spiritual being and her haiku are surely rooted in the ancient Japanese culture.
a choir of birds
a choir of birds
This haiku was published earlier at: my tribute to Jane Reichhold tumblr.
This episode is NOW OPEN for your submissions and will remain open until September 18th at noon (CET). I will try to publish our next episode, summer solstice, and the only Tokubetsudesu episode this month, later on.
Now I have a question about the words praise and pray. I think about them as religious.ReplyDelete
Thinking about the origin haiku - does it contain similar expressions with religious touch? Or is this our western way?
Hope you understand my question? Perhaps it's odd ;)
Praise and pray are religious not only in our western way, but also in the eastern haiku culture. In the origin haiku these words are used in the same way.Delete
I went with some black humor today...ReplyDelete
Your haiku is beautiful Kristjaan.ReplyDelete
Extraordinary posts. . Glad I found you again. Blessings, JanetReplyDelete