Shining Star

shining star

dims, on her way home

new journey

Pat R


In tribute to Jane Reichhold (1937-2016)

“The haiku world has lost its Queen. Jane Reichhold passed away on July 28th 2016. She will be missed dearly”….(quote from Carpe Diem Haiku)

On the Way Home 2

soul takes flight
change in existence
bleeding heart

unknown soldier’s grave
all his tomorrows
now eternal flame

Pat R


Inspired by:

“…The chronicle of the shrine gave a vivid account of how, upon the heroic death of Lord Sanemori, Kiso no Yoshinaka had sent his important retainer Higuchi no Jiro to the shrine to dedicate the helmet with a letter of prayer…”

how pitiful
under the armored helmet
a cricket

© Basho (Tr. Jane Reichhold)

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For Carpe Diem Haiku.





evening in the city 2


winding through past life
foreign tongues absorbed in dreams
sense of home prevails

familiar patterns emerge
belonging has always been



Photo taken at dusk in Manhattan this summer