Carpe Diem honors Jane Reichhold (1937-2017) G.) Whispers of Rain

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Carpe Diem honors Jane Reichhold (1937-2017) G.) Whispers of Rain

Carpe Diem honors Jane Reichhold (1937-2017)  – Day 7-  Whispers of Rain

Welcome to the last episode of our special Theme Week in honor of Jane’s 80th birthday, queen of haiku and tanka. 

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whispers of beauty

always appears after rain

all around the world

reflected across water

smiling from heaven above

Carpe Diem honors Jane Reichhold (1937-2017) F.) Sierra Mountains (tanka)

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Carpe Diem honors Jane Reichhold (1937-2017) F.) Sierra Mountains (tanka)

Carpe Diem honors Jane Reichhold (1937-2017)  – Day 6 –  Sierra Mountains (Tanka)

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beauty of mountains

air may be thin – exercise

great for soul and mind

clear fresh water aways flows

bringing life to everything

Carpe Diem honors Jane Reichhold (1937-2017) E.) Fuji No Yama

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Carpe Diem honors Jane Reichhold (1937-2017) E.) Fuji No Yama

Carpe Diem honors Jane Reichhold (1937-2017)  – Day 5 –  Fuji No Yama

Special Theme Week in honor of Jane Reichhold, queen of haiku and tanka. 

WE all know the haiku and tanka world has a lot to be grateful of and I think we can be grateful for all that Jane has meant for the haiku and tanka world.

Jane was one of the best modern haiku poetesses Chevrefeuille knew and she was part of our Haiku Kai family for a few years.

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three holy mountains

mount Fuji scenic beauty

its japans treasure

looks like mount egmont in nz

it could erupt any day

Carpe Diem honors Jane Reichhold (1937-2017) D. a rainbow bridge

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Carpe Diem honors Jane Reichhold (1937-2017)  – Day 4  a Rainbow Bridge

Special Theme Week in honor of Jane Reichhold, queen of haiku and tanka.

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rainbows thrill the heart

hidden in the mountain hills

four seasons at once

colors I love to work with

the garden of paradise

Carpe Diem honors Jane Reichhold (1937-2017) – Day 3

 

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Carpe Diem honors Jane Reichhold (1937-2017)  – Day 3

Special Theme Week in honor of Jane Reichhold, queen of haiku and tanka.

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summer waterfalls

trickling down the steep terrain

filling the clean stream

allowing nature survive

for life to continue growth

Carpe Diem honors Jane Reichhold (1937-2017) B.) musical chord (tanka)

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Carpe Diem honors Jane Reichhold (1937-2017) B.) musical chord (tanka)

Second episode of a special Theme Week in honor of Jane Reichhold, Queen of haiku and tanka.

Jane was a great tanka poetess and a great renga master/poetess.

Day 2 –  Five musical chord Tanka’s written by Elsie Hagley

jane enjoyed poetry
very rich in japanese praise
her love for tanka shone through
now high above the heavens
angels sing loud rejoicing

the musical chord
embracing your solitude
wish upon a star
wait those treasures will unfold
like the day tooth fairy came

born a butterfly
sometimes never to see life
music in the air
turning round to face the sun
here the bells ringing above

a loud music note
peeling from the heavens sky
time to slow life down
let the waves wash over time
rejoice in the fresh feeling

music fills the air
cool evening air flows around
resting rocking chair
drifting into a dazed sleep
brings memories courting days

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Five Tanka’s Written by Jane and picked by © Chèvrefeuille

flowered wind
in your wild hair
the will of love
as a bright nimbus
frames your rosy face

waves
flowing over the mountains
wind in rain
the moaning of mothers
harsh breath among tears

musical chord
footsteps on the threshold
were growing up
a house once held a warmth
hearts beating alone together

face of the moon
in the hot tub
a swirl of bubbles
where one naked body moves
a liquid night-time sky

moonlight
breaking to bits
fallen leaves
drawn down to earth
a hammered silver circle

© Jane Reichhold (A gift of Tanka)

Carpe Diem #1069 Jane Reichhold’s Legacy September 30th – Prompt – Leafless Trees

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Carpe Diem #1069  Jane Reichhold’s Legacy September 30th – Prompt – Leafless Trees

This month at Carpe Diem all the prompts are from Jane’s Saijiki “A Dictionary of Haiku”.

In every episode, Chèvrefeuille will share haiku by Jane (and sometimes tanka) to inspire us.

All my writing for Jane Reichhold Legacy will be tanka poetry, writing tanka using one word as a prompt, I intend to do it in a way to honor Jane, hope it works, as I’m still learning.

September 30th, 2016 prompt is “Leafless Trees”.

winter is over

leafless trees are now budding

the future looks bright

petals will be falling soon

waiting for fruit to show form

Carpe Diem #1068 Jane Reichhold’s Legacy September 29th – Prompt – Camellia

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Carpe Diem #1068  Jane Reichhold’s Legacy September 29th – Prompt – Camellia

This month at Carpe Diem all the prompts are from Jane’s Saijiki “A Dictionary of Haiku”.

In every episode, Chèvrefeuille will share haiku by Jane (and sometimes tanka) to inspire us.

All my writing for Jane Reichhold Legacy will be tanka poetry, writing tanka using one word as a prompt, I intend to do it in a way to honor Jane, hope it works, as I’m still learning.

September 29th, 2016 prompt is “Camellia”.

an evergreen shrub

camellia oil protects blades

plant seen in gardens

even used in a tea break

tis beauty in a garden

Carpe Diem #1067 Jane Reichhold’s Legacy September 28th – Prompt – Poetry Reading

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Carpe Diem #1067  Jane Reichhold’s Legacy September 28th – Prompt – Poetry Reading

This month at Carpe Diem all the prompts are from Jane’s Saijiki “A Dictionary of Haiku”.

In every episode, Chèvrefeuille will share haiku by Jane (and sometimes tanka) to inspire us.

All my writing for Jane Reichhold Legacy will be tanka poetry, writing tanka using one word as a prompt, I intend to do it in a way to honor Jane, hope it works, as I’m still learning.

September 28th, 2016 prompt is “Poetry Reading”.

short of time to read

poetry reading tells the tale

stimulates the mind

leaves a live mental picture

real form of pleasure and love