Renga with Jane

Written for:  Carpe Diem #1817 Renga With … Jane Reichhold … Moonlight Moving

“Today I love to challenge you to create a Renga With Jane Reichhold, our beloved and so missed co-host of CDHK may she rest in peace.

The goal of this feature, Renga With …, is to add your two-lined verses / stanza through association on the scenes in the given haiku … together with Jane Reichhold you are creating in that way a so called “Junicho” (a 12-stanza renga).”

Here are the six (6) haiku by Jane Reichhold, extracted from her online Saijiki “A Dictionary of Haiku”, section Spring, sub-section Moods:

As always you can choose your own “line-up”, but … your Renga With … has to start with the following haiku:

moonlight moving
with the gate as the servant girl
takes an evening                                      © Jane Reichhold

to fulfill her desire
with the moon looking on                        (Sara)

morning fog
dreams not buried
deep enough                                           © Jane Reichhold

temporary occlusion
clarity to follow                                      (Sara)

spring sunshine
the strangeness of his perfectly
normal thumbnail                                  © Jane Reichhold

as he delicately strokes
a blooming yellow rose                        (Sara)

kids laughing
in the neighbor’s house
the childless couple                                © Jane Reichhold

smiles at their energy
wistfully wondering                                (Sara)

Saturday rain
desire by a warm stove
for an affair                                            © Jane Reichhold

running through the raindrops
under one umbrella                              (Sara)

delicate forms
for a spirit                                                © Jane Reichhold

sprinkling pinpoints of water
on the lovers, blessed by moon            (Sara)

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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