Light – a renga with Jane

dawn’s faint hour
squeezes in heart-run veins
light in every limb
­                                                             a blood-red sun banishing
­                                                             remains of nightmares and dreams
morning light
the sound of waves
on your sleeping face
­                                                             ghostly fingers caressing
­                                                             the beaches of memory
light comes and goes
as ocean
­                                                             breadth of sky and salty depths
­                                                             embrace on the horizon
a range of light
morning colors flow
out of the high Sierras
­                                                              scattering from a crystal
­                                                             a myriad of rainbows
light touching
where only rain goes
­                                                              warm kisses on lips and skin
­                                                              become slow saturation
without lights
the brightness of a blue sky
full of stars
­­                                                              holes torn in the canopy
­                                                              to let infinity in 

Jane Reichhold                                     Kim M. Russell, 4th April 2019

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My response to Carpe Diem #1640 Light (modern kigo)

Today’s modern kigo has been taken from Jane Reichhold’s Dictionary of Haiku, a modern saijiki: ‘light’.

As she gives several examples for this kigo, we have six haiku by Jane from her saijiki, spring section, subsection celestial, with which to create a Renga With Jane by adding our two-lined stanzas.

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