Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Butterfly Dream: Patch of Sunlight Haiku by Jane Reichhold

English Original

waiting room
a patch of sunlight
wears out the chairs

Frogpond, 23:3, Autumn, 2000

Jane Reichhold

Chinese Translation (Traditional)


Chinese Translation (Simplified)


Bio Sketch

Jane Reichhold was born as Janet Styer in 1937 in Lima , Ohio , USA . She had published over thirty books of haiku, renga, tanka, and translations. Her latest tanka book, Taking Tanka Home was translated into Japanese by Aya Yuhki. Her most popular book is Basho The Complete Haiku by Kodansha International. As founder and editor of AHA Books, Jane 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 since 1992. Lynx went online in 2000 in the web site Jane started in 1995. Since 2006 she had maintained an online forum – AHAforum

1 comment:

  1. Jane's haiku is tightly structured with an emotional undercurrent, and two kinds of the wearing out (wearing out patience and hope/health in L1 vs wearing out the chairs in L3) are subtly established between the two parts of the haiku to convey different senses of time passing.