renga with beach diamonds

Written for:  Carpe Diem Weekend Meditation #114 Renga With … beach diamonds

“This weekend I love to challenge you to create a Renga with several haiku poets. Your task is to add the two-lined stanza towards it. You can choose your own “line-up”, but have to start with the haiku I will give first. So this Renga With … is a kind of Hineri, with a twist.

Here are the six haiku to use, the first given haiku has to be your hokku (starting verse) and is a beauty created by Jane Reichhold (1937-2016).”

beach diamonds
a new day crystallized
in sunny surf foam                                   © Jane Reichhold

day jewels float on blue waters              © Sara McNulty
sun-drenched, illuminated   

cold spring breeze
makes the cherry blossom shiver
one heartbeat long                                    © Chèvrefeuille (our host)

they await warmth of sun                      © Sara McNulty
to open in puffed blossoms                     

The wind from Mt. Fuji
I put it on the fan.
Here, a souvenir from Edo                        © Basho (Tr. Ryu Yotsuya)

ancient gift of those long passed
yet Mt. Fuji endures                                    © Sara McNulty

watch birth and death:
the lotus has already
opened its flower.                                        © Soseki Natsume (Tr. Soiku Shigematsu)

attracting butterflies
who have recently emerged                      © Sara McNulty

dervishes whirling
– seeking a higher consciousness
third eye opens                                              © Chèvrefeuille

what do you see behind lid,
a new level of being?                                    © Sara McNulty

flute melodies
across green ocean waves
spring meadows                                            © Jane Reichhold

music of blossoms opening
colors covering landscape                            © Sara McNulty

About purplepeninportland

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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