CRICKET SILENCE

cricket silence
between scraping sounds
autumn begins

© Jane Reichhold (Source: A Dictionary of Haiku; Section Autumn, subsection Celestial)

autumn afternoon
punctuated by birdsongs
crickets sing no more

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Response to Carpe Diem Weekend Meditation #101 Photoshopping Haiku “Cricket Silence”

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CHINESES LANTERN

Chinese lantern
the brightness within
a bee

dancing under bright twilight
buzzing factory worker

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

straining listening to them
echoes of soft monotone

sheaves of grass
water that does not break
flows in ripples

not lost but merely transformed
tempestuous blue waters

late summer grasses
above their roots the seeds
nearly touching

the faintest touch of pale sun
seeds the earth with its beauty

barbed wire
the best berry bushes
double-thorned

suspended tasty treasures
often difficult to grasp

in foggy moonlight
blackberries float in cream
her nails are blue

poised on the tip of tongue
taste and deliciousness

Renga With Jane Reichhold
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Response to Carpe Diem #1735 Renga With Jane Reichhold — Chinese Lantern

DEPTH OF A FLOWER

windy weather
calling the flowers by name
each nods

depth of a flower
flying away with the bee
some mystery

© Jane Reichhold (source: A Dictionary of Haiku)

summer swarm
clouded in mystery
drifts from flower to flower

summer swarm
voyagers in golden field
darting to and fro

clouded in mystery
gold(en) buzzing caravan
in a green field

drifts from flower to flower
summer collective
singing so sweetly

troiku/fusion-ku
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Response to Carpe Diem Weekend Meditation #97 depth of a flower (CD Crossroads)

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ENJOYMENT

bathed in sun colors
every blossom on the tree
becomes shining stars

bathed in sun colors
fantastical creatures
under white blossoms

every blossom on the tree
punctuates darkness
the white shines brightly

becoming shining stars
blooming cherry trees
twinkling beyond the dawn

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Response to Carpe Diem #1705 enjoyment … a modern summer kigo

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PLACING THE FLUTE

dancing on the beach
I jab a stick into the sky
to break up the blue

spiraling from formation
distracted blue butterfly

days so complete
words become the calls of birds
the high tide wind

found genuine happiness
the air is sweet with flowers

placing the flute
against her lips something
slips into place

forever enraptured by it
those pretty pale little fingers

I’m not old
all night my eyes have held
the ancient stars

caught a fleeting glimpse of heaven
in her intoxicating eyes

wind perfumed
from a woman’s shoulder
desert night

a benediction from her skin
as a faint quiver in the air

moon white water
lovers in the secret cove
Saturday night

being very secretive
whispering only love talk

© Jane Reichhold (1937-2016)

renga with Jane Reichhold
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Response to Carpe Diem #1697 Renga With Jane Reichhold … placing the flute