Wednesday, February 27, 2019

Carpe Diem #1616 Tan Renga Challenge Month 2019 (20) Buddha Clouds

Dear Haijin, visitors and travelers,

What a wonderful CDHK month this was. We were all challenged to create Tan Renga or Tan Renga Hineri inspired on given haiku. As we started this month I challenged you to create a Tan Renga with a haiku by Jane Reichhold (1937-2016) and for closure, for this last regular episode of our TRC Month I have another beauty by Jane Reichhold. The haiku to work with I have extracted from her "A Dictionary Of Haiku, Section Spring subsection Celestial.
As you all know Jane was once a co-host of our wonderful Kai and I have only warm memories of her. She was an awesome sensei, haiku and tanka poet, an awesome co-host and a close friend. I still miss her, but I believe that her spirit is dwelling here at CDHK. So this last regular episode is a tribute to her.


Here is the haiku to work with:

changing forms
all around the Buddha
clouds in a blue sky

© Jane Reichhold

A wonderful haiku I think. Really Jane was the Queen of Haiku and Tanka. What a beauty this is.

This episode is open for your submissions tonight at 7:00 PM (CET) and will remain open until March 6th at noon (CET). I will try to publish our first new episode of March later on. As you already know ... in March we will go on a pilgrimage again. We will walk the Kumano Kodo together it will bring us to one of the holiest places of Shinto religion straight through the mountains, but that's next month.

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