Carpe Diem #1594 Cliffs – Renga With Jane Reichhold

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Carpe Diem #1594 Cliffs – Renga With Jane Reichhold

The challenge is to create a Renga with Jane Reichhold haiku.

We  may choose your own “line-up” and try to create a “closed chain” through an association on the “hokku” (starting verse) in the “ageku” (closing verse)

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

frozen cliffs

swept by lighthouse beams

soft in the dark

as a grey dawn is breaking

on a busy cold island

after the storm

sandstone cliffs relax pebbles

into the beach

secrets of the sea rolling

after attacking coastlines

high tossed mists

warmed in morning sun

above winter cliffs

breath of the wet briny air

the heart of a great ocean

high tide

brings storm waves

to cliff dwellers

patches of sunlight moving

without even touching down

sea spray

the cliff laced

by crystal

salt spray dusting everything

reflecking silver seagulls

giant waves

sea cliff rocks

summer sea secure

on a dark blue warm evening

shadows of clouds move slowly

© Jane Reichhold © 2019 Elsie Hagley

What is a Renga Poem?

one poet writes the first stanza, which is three lines long with a total of seventeen syllables. Structure as a haiku. The next poet adds the stanza, a couplet with seven syllables per line. 

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