Wednesday, August 28, 2019

Carpe Diem #1735 Renga With Jane Reichhold -- Chinese Lantern

Dear Haijin, visitors and travelers,

Welcome at a new episode of our wonderful Haiku Kai. This month we are creating a "bouquet of wild flowers" and today I have chosen for a Renga With ... episode. Today I will give you six haiku crafted by Jane Reichhold. Your task is to create a Renga with those haiku by adding the two-lined stanza to it. You can choose your own "line-up", but the first haiku I will give has to be the opening verse or "hokku".

Here are the six haiku by Jane Reichhold to work with:

Chinese lantern
the brightness within
a bee

barbed wire
the best berry bushes

in foggy moonlight
blackberries float in cream
her nails are blue


flowers by the door
nameless except for the color
of these blue days

late summer grasses
above their roots the seeds
nearly touching

sheaves of grass
water that does not break
flows in ripples

© Jane Reichhold (taken from: A Dictionary of Haiku)

This episode is NOW OPEN for your submissions and will remain open until September 4th at noon (CEST). I will try to publish our new episode later on.

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