Friday, March 1, 2019

Carpe Diem Weekend Meditation #74 Renga With ... Jane Reichhold

!! Open for your submissions next Sunday March 3rd at 7:00 PM (CET) !!

Dear Haijin, visitors and travelers,

Welcome at the first weekend meditation of March and also of Spring that's why I have created a new logo for our weekend meditation. For this first weekend meditation I have chosen an episode of our special feature "Renga With ..." And this weekend I love to honor Jane Reichhold (again) by challenging you to create a Renga with Jane Reichhold.

As you all know creating a Renga With ... gives you six (6) haiku and you have to add the six (6) two lined stanza between them. Ofcourse you can choose your own "line-up" and you have to try to create a closed chain of twelve (12) stanza. Try to let your "closing verse" (ageku) and the "starting verse" (hokku) be in a kind of symbiosis.

For this Renga With Jane Reichhold I have chosen six (6) haiku from her online Saijiki "A Dictionary of Haiku". Here are the haiku to work with:

beach diamonds
a new day crystallized
in sunny surf foam

white pussy willows
above a muddy swollen river
fat raindrops

light carried in my arms
apple blossoms from a neighbor
on my doorstep

Tai Chi On The Beach

Tai Chi on the beach
one gull watches
with outstretched wing

between the fields
a break in the evening mist
three lilac bushes

shades of art deco
lying on the beach
abalone shells

© Jane Reichhold (extracted from "A Dictionary of Haiku")

I think this series of haiku is really gorgeous and I think it will give you all satisfaction to work with them and honoring Jane. Take your chance to create a renga together with the best haiku poetess of modern times. Have fun!

This weekend meditation is open for your submissions next Sunday March 3rd at 7:00 PM (CET) and will remain open until March 10th at noon (CET). I will try to publish our new (regular) episode around that same time too. For now ... have an awesome weekend.

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