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Saturday, September 6, 2014

Belief in Spirits

Today's prompt is belief in spirits based on the Saijiki "A Dictionary of Haiku" by Jane Reichhold. She gives the following example(s) of haiku with this prompt:

mountain wind
the spirit eye sees
traveling far

illumination of other worlds

flute notes
in spirit rocks

© Jane Reichhold

Aren't they gorgeous? What a great haiku-poetess Jane is, one of the best of modern times I think. Use her haiku-examples for inspiration and write/compose your own new haiku, senryu, tanka, kyoka or haibun and share them with us. Have fun!

Credits: Shadows of Chrysanthemums on the wall (Adolf de Meyer 1906)
shadows on the wall
in the low sunlight of autumn
spirits dancing

© Chèvrefeuille

goose trumpets 
spirit fingers ripple water

leafy giants reach
spirit breath rustles through them
limbs creak in delight

©  Janice Adcock

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