Friday, May 5, 2017

Carpe Diem Universal Jane #16 Morning Breeze

!!! Open for your submissions next Sunday May 7th at 7.00 PM (CET) !!!

Dear Haijin, visitors and travelers,

Welcome at a new "weekend-meditation" here at CDHK. This week a new episode of our special feature in honor and remembrance of Jane Reichhold, Universal Jane. As you all know this month is Carpe Diem Tan Renga Challenge Month 2017, so I decided to ask you to create Tan Renga starting with one of the haiku by Jane which I will give you. You may choose one or you may use them all to create Tan Renga with.

It's almost a year ago that Jane died, she is still missed, not only by her loved ones, but also by many of the ahiku and tanka poets all around the globe. I miss her for sure. She meant a lot for Carpe Diem Haiku Kai and she was one of our co-hosts. She once said: "Carpe Diem Haiku Kai is the best haiku website in the wortld". I cherish those words for the rest of my life.

So here we go. I have selected four haiku crafted by Jane and published online in her "A Dictionarry of Haiku". (All the haiku are from the Spring part of this "dictionarry" and from the section "celestial".

morning breeze
coming in the window
surf sounds

without lights
the brightness of a blue sky
full of stars

balanced at dawn
a full moon slides into the sea
without ripples

stars bend down
into the wind of whitecaps
morning light

(C) Jane Reichhold

Four beautiful haiku I would say. All four can be used as "hokku" for Tan Renga, the goal for this "weekend-meditation"

This "weekend-meditation" is open for your submissions next Sunday May 7th at 7.00 PM (CET) and will remain open until May 12th at noon (CET). I will (try to) publish our next episode, a new Tan Renga Challenge", around that same time. For now ... have a great weekend.

1 comment:

  1. I am indebted to Carpe Diem Lecture 2 for understanding more about tan renga. Also am very much enjoying working my way through the 'In the Way of Basho' ebook.