Thursday, September 20, 2018

Carpe Diem Tan Renga Challenge September 2018 Chained Together III (15) broken by the storm

Dear Haijin, visitors and travelers,

Welcome at a new episode in our Tan Renga Challenge Month September 2018. Today I have another beautiful haiku written by the queen of haiku and tanka, Jane Reichhold. I have taken this haiku from the "autumn" section, subsection "plants", of her online version of "A Dictionary of Haiku", a modern saijiki.

As you all know Jane played an important role here at CDHK and she is still missed by us all I think. Her spirit will be always dwelling here at our Kai.

Symphyotrichum novae-angliae (New England aster) flower heads. Photo by Blanca Begert.

Here is the haiku (hokku) to work with:

broken by the storm
the asters' fragrance rises
out of damp earth

© Jane Reichhold

And now it is up to you to add your second stanza to make this Tan Renga complete and maybe you can try to honor Jane in your second stanza.

This episode is NOW OPEN for your submissions and will remain open until September 27th at noon (CEST). I will try to publish our new weekend meditation later on. For now ... have fun!

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