reading something
in the autumn wind
dry leaves

—Jane Reichhold

About the author: Jane Reichhold has published eighteen books of haiku, renga or tanka. The most recent books are Writing and Enjoying Haiku: A Hands-on Guide published by Kodansha International and A String of Flowers, Untied. . . Love Poems from The Tale of Genji from Stone Bridge Press. Founder and editor of AHA Books, she has also published Mirrors: International Haiku Forum, Geppo, for the Yuki Teikei Haiku Society, and she had co-edited with Werner Reichhold, Lynx for Linking Poets for ten years. Lynx went online in 2000 in, the web site Jane started in 1995. She lives near Gualala, California with Werner, her husband, and a Bengal cat named Buddha.

Responses to the haiku for 28 October 2003 by Jane Reichhold

    Elaine Cleveland (ecwriter at earthlink dot net)
    2003-10-29 06:45:10


    I love the play on the words dry leaves.



    Ellen G. Olinger (ElinGrace at wi dot rr dot com)
    2003-10-29 07:02:41

    Yes, there is a shift, a change...but what is it?

    Looking up
    from my book--
    gold leaves gone

    2003-10-29 09:52:19

    A wonderful moment.......

    2003-10-29 10:35:23

    Jane, you took me to my rural Maine mailbox without my even leaving my chair! I'm always "reading something" on the long walk home..
    sometimes, there's autumn winds & dry leaves... Immediacy of moment was, well... right there! Great job.

    bob richardson (orgbob at webtv dot net)
    2003-10-29 14:37:37

    elaine, there is definitely a play on "dry leaves"

    a treasured old book, the pages having become dry.
    my first read, it went over my head, however (leave) (no pun intended) it to jane

    tree leaves in the autumn wind is rather mundane

    myron lysenko (myronpoet at hotmail dot com)
    2003-11-19 21:06:48

    have recently read your book "writing & enjoying haiku' which i found very valuable. thanks.

    enjoyed reading this haiku as well - like the different ways it can be interpretated...

  7. (bagiruang at yahoo dot com)
    2003-12-05 08:20:11

    this leaf sheds
    itself in my book
    the tears for late granny

    Michael Meyerhofer (angry_seraph at yahoo dot com)
    2003-12-15 21:27:55

    I like the quiet, Zen-like moment this creates. Thanks!

    john tiong chunghoo
    2003-12-27 07:46:31

    simple yet telling so much. i wish i could
    write like this.

    beach wind
    the tourist refusal
    to believe he has cancer

    bob richardson (orgbob at webtv dot net)
    2004-07-22 21:10:06

    for the fifth time --
    the words, rushing
    at me


    Vasile Moldovan (vasilemoldovan at yahoo dot com)
    2004-08-12 08:02:12

    A reddish leaf
    in the fall breeze -
    late love letter

    bob richardson (orgbob at webtv dot net)
    2004-09-28 07:22:30

    fall day's a blur --
    still for a moment
    white stork in the marsh