BREAKFAST

early morning rain
the dry sound inside the cabin
of oatmeal cooking

sweet and succulent this bowl
potent source of nourishment

flood waters crest
someone by the river puts water
in a coffee pot

during metamorphosis
ice morphs to liquid twilight

breakfast coffee
the excitement of an ocean
in my cup

in safe drinking water
colors of a rainbow

pale spring sunshine
spread over breakfast toast
quince jelly

golden-wedded couple
smiling at each other

beating egg yolks
two yellow butterflies
twist in the fog

excessive entanglement
the finest gossamer wings

threads of smoke
breakfast fires of neighbors
tied together

surprised, gracious welcoming
easy camaraderie

renga with Jane Reichhold
Copyright © Dorna Hainds

Response to Carpe Diem #1650 Breakfast (modern kigo)

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SPRINGTIME WITH JANE

rippling grass
wind moves up the hill
light waves

a cycle of escalation
because of the slightest mishaps

forgotten brook
running the centuries down
locked in rock

ecosystem conundrum
under investigation

floating clouds
down from the mountain
a puddle of rain

prevent ants from climbing out
this immovable body

white pussy willows
above a muddy swollen river
fat raindrops

many-legged centipedes
scurrying this way and that

flute melodies
across green ocean waves
spring meadows

hidden in the underbrush
cicada mating signals

beach diamonds
a new day crystallized
in sunny surf foam

that sense of hopelessness
carried off by the tides

renga with…Jane
Copyright © Dorna Hainds

Response to Carpe Diem Weekend Meditation #78 Renga With … Jane Reichhold … springtime

BEACH DIAMONDS

beach diamonds
a new day crystallized
in sunny surf foam

yesterday’s frayed newspaper
drifts into the churning seas

white pussy willows
above a muddy swollen river
fat raindrops

flowing down with the river
mountain cottontails scamper

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

delicate scent of blossoms
is thrown into the fresh air

Tai Chi on the beach
one gull watches
with outstretched wing

lively squawking collective
conduct mantra meditation

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

soft slivers of the blue sky
falling through my fingertips

shades of art deco
lying on the beach
abalone shells

distorted materials
in a collage painting

© Jane Reichhold (extracted from “A Dictionary of Haiku”)

Copyright © Dorna Hainds
tan renga

Response to Carpe Diem Weekend Meditation #74 Renga With … Jane Reichhold

CLIFFS

sea spray
the cliff laced
by crystal

detritus is heaped upon
against an ancient stone wall

giant waves
sea cliff rocks
summer sea secure

coniferous tree swaying
and subsequently jostled

high tide
brings storm waves
to cliff dwellers

the sound of successive waves
guarantees a sleepless night

frozen cliffs
swept by lighthouse beams
soft in the dark

beams of faint golden sunlight
intensely pierce winter clouds

high tossed mists
warmed in morning sun
above winter cliffs

misty wraiths rise from damp earth
then effectively disperse

after the storm
sandstone cliffs relax pebbles
into the beach

tawny baubles dribbling down
towards unknown destinations

renga

Copyright © 2019 by Dorna Hainds

© Jane Reichhold (Extracted from “A Dictionary of Haiku”)

Response to Carpe Diem #1594 Cliffs … Renga With Jane Reichhold

COLORS OF THE WIND

winter dawn
sounds of blowing snow
sleeping birds 

in the breath of a new day
dawn’s pale light filtering through

frost sharp air
cut into pieces by sunshine
sparkling on snow

among frosted rotting leaves
cacophony of colors

spots of blue
varying the light to fit
tracks in the snow

spinning blue kaleidoscope
revealing fainting footprints

ocean sunset
staying by the window
’till the color sinks 

piercing rippling shining waves
orange-gold and bright pink rays

cold winds
rounding snow-capped peaks
a full moon

zephyrs carry ocean scents
across mountains and valleys

before one star
beams from the lighthouse
search the sky 

guiding light through stormy seas
bright flame lures through foggy grey

Copyright © 2019 by Dorna Hainds

© Jane Reichhold (Extracted from “A Dictionary of Haiku”)

Response to Carpe Diem #1584 Winter Renga With Jane Reichhold — spots of blue