Monday, September 12, 2016

blossom

Carpe Diem #1050 blossoms

Our host's Prompt:
"...... Jane Reichhold was a haiku personality. There's a lot to know about her, as well as to learn from her. On her page (AHA!POETRY!) we learn that she was born in Lima, Ohio, in 1937, and studied Art and Journalism at Bluffton College, Ohio, Ohio University, Athens, Ohio, Fresno State University, Fresno, CA, and San Francisco State University, San Francisco. She lives now in Gualala, CA, USA.
Okay ... back to our prompt for today: Today our prompt is blossoms and Jane wrote wonderful haiku with this modern kigo for spring. Here are a few examples to inspire you:


knotted fragrance
on spring bare branches
blossoms


cloud blossoms
brush strokes between clusters
story-telling branch
silence
in the blind wind's dance
blossoms
moonlight
among blossoming trees
a white parasol
silence
the blossoms
dance
© Jane Reichhold
All wonderful haiku in the excellent, but fragile, way of Jane's haiku writing. It's really wonderful to read her haiku (and tanka) and re-read them. She was really the greatest modern haiku poetess......."

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When I read words like the 'greatest modern poetess' i feel ill equipped to even attempt a haiku in response to the beauty.  

toddler 
reaching for a blossom
stumbles

©  petra domina

Thanks to Chèvrefeuille for daily prompts on 

CARPE DIEM HAIKU KAI


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