Full Circle

winter dawn
sounds of blowing snow
sleeping birds
­                                                                      bare branches bough with the weight
­                                                                      whiteness blankets the landscape
spots of blue
varying the light to fit
tracks in the snow
­                                                                      tiny pools of melted ice
­                                                                      formed in the heat of the hunt
frost sharp air
cut into pieces by sunshine
sparkling on snow
­                                                                      burgeoning green snowdrop shoots
­                                                                      hope scattered among crystals
ocean sunset
staying by the window
’till the color sinks
­                                                                      torn between snow’s evening blush
­                                                                      and orange glow of embers
before one star
beams from the lighthouse
search the sky
­                                                                      somewhere a soul is rescued
­                                                                      somewhere a wish is fulfilled
cold winds
rounding snow-capped peaks
a full moon
­                                                                      bows to the strength of branches
­                                                                      holding up a heavy sky

 Jane Reichhold                                            Kim M. Russell, 15th January 2019

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My response to Carpe Diem #1584 Winter Renga With Jane Reichhold — spots of blue

Today we have six modern kigo to work with: air, dawn, moon, stars, first light and sunset, all of which have been taken from Jane Reichhold’s Saijiki A Dictionary of Haiku, from the section Winter, subsection Celestial. The challenge is to create a renga with Jane Reichhold from six of her haiku.

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