Carpe Diem Weekend Meditation #57 Renga With … six haiku poets


at the gate of a deserted house,
a cicada is crying in the rays
of the evening sun                     © Shiki

I pick a chrysanthemum
plucking the petal as I walk

all my years
floating in the river
a childish heart                          © Jane Reichhold

happy memories entangled
in s flow of tears

autumn’s bright moon,
however far I walked, still afar off
in an unknown sky                        © Chiyo-Ni

no matter how high I climb
I cannot reach your heart

a flash of lightning:
the screech of a night-heron
flying in the darkness                 © Basho

returns me to the present
I enter the garden gate

pressing sushi;
after a while,
a feeling of loneliness                 © Buson

fermentation a slow process
so is getting over you

the coolness
of the sound of water at night,
falling back into the well           © Issa

Washing away my sadness
I don a summer kimono