frozen cliffs – renga with Jane

Written for:  Carpe Diem #1594 Cliffs … Renga With Jane Reichhold
“Today I have another nice modern kigo extracted from her modern saijiki. That kigo has a little sad taste, because I have chosen for the modern kigo “cliffs” and we all know that Jane choose to end her own life by jumping of a cliff back in 2016.”


Cliffs in Winter (Lake Baikal)

Here are the six haiku to work with. All haiku are themed through “cliffs”, our modern kigo for today.

frozen cliffs
swept by lighthouse beams
soft in the dark

stark stiff icicles gleam
in moonlight like frozen fingers

giant waves
sea cliff rocks
summer sea secure

surrounded by cliff walls
sea settles in for season

high tossed mists
warmed in morning sun
above winter cliffs

little winter ghosts of vapor
dance atop cliffs of winter

after the storm
sandstone cliffs relax pebbles
into the beach

colors glow neon in sun
mosaic blanket covers sand

high tide
brings storm waves
to cliff dwellers

spraying salt water on walls
splashing silhouettes that dance

sea spray
the cliff laced
by crystal


skeletal fingers of ice
shine in lighthouse beacon

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

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I am a freelance poet, born and bred in Brooklyn, New York. I live with my husband, John, and two charming rescue dogs–Marion Miller and Murphy. We spent eight lovely years in Portland, OR, but are now back in New York. My goal is to create and share poetry with others who write, or simply enjoy reading poetry. I hope to touch a nerve in you, and feel your sparks as well.
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