sea spray
the cliff laced
by crystal
­                                                       gulls swirl – a grey thundercloud
­                                                       raining in a perfect sky
giant waves
sea cliff rocks
summer sea secure
­                                                       a distant wriggle of ribbon
­                                                       grows into walls of white foam
high tide
brings storm waves
to cliff dwellers
­                                                       eyes trained on the horizon
­                                                       for returning fishing boats
frozen cliffs
swept by lighthouse beams
soft in the dark
­                                                       the sweep of a vixen’s brush
­­                                                       her bark a silvery cloud
after the storm
sandstone cliffs relax pebbles
into the beach
­                                                       rumbling with the morning tide
­                                                       covered with salty sparkles
high tossed mists
warmed in morning sun
above winter cliffs
­                                                       a solitary gannet
­                                                       snatches a fish from a gull

Jane Reichhold                             Kim M. Russell, 29th January 2019


Image result for cliffs with mist and a gannet snatching a fish from a gull
Gannet son a cliff – image found on Pinterest

My response to Carpe Diem #1594 Cliffs … Renga With Jane Reichhold

Today we have another modern kigo taken from Jane Reichhold’s modern saijiki. The challenge is to create a renga with haiku by Jane Reichhold by adding the two lined stanzas, in a sequence of our own choice, and we should try to create a closed chain by linking the hokku (starting verse) and the ageku (closing verse).

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