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Deep Sadness - Jane Reichhold

Started by AlanSummers, August 05, 2016, 10:16:28 AM

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AlanSummers

It is with deep sadness that I hear of Jane Reichhold's passing away.

More news will come in the next few days.

Jane was one of those generous people we come across at a good time in our lives.

Here is Jane talking about appreciation, haiku, and Basho:
http://itmodelbook.com/whitepapers-haiku-of-master-basho-jane-reichhold.aspx

Jane enters at 2 minutes 3 seconds.

warm regards,

Alan
Alan Summers,
founder, Call of the Page
https://www.callofthepage.org

AlanSummers


In honour of Jane Reichhold, who passed away yesterday, go out on a walk and compose a simple haiku.

Also, post a favourite haiku that Jane wrote.

Here is one I revisited, and has Jane's commentary:


flies explore

the newly painted sign

fish market

      —Jane Reichhold, editor of Lynx

Reichhold begins:
"Haiku is a genre of form poetry meaning that the form has a definite form. Though we non-Japanese do not count syllables, I do strongly believe that we should maintain the shape of haiku with short, long, short lines. Take:

fish market

the flies explore

the newly painted sign

and notice what happens by simply rearranging the lines:

flies explore

the newly painted sign

fish market

First of all, we eliminate an article (the)—always a plus when trying to be succinct. Secondly, all haiku writers search for interesting first lines that grab the reader's interest. 'Flies explore' opens up an activity—stronger than if on a place—'fish market'. Thirdly, since this haiku uses the riddle technique, the author should set up the riddle with the first two lines, then give the 'answer' in the third. As the haiku is originally expressed, the 'answer' is given away in the first line.

I created this poem for this demonstration, but often the original version is the way the author experienced the poem: being in a fish market, then noticing more flies are crawling on the sign than on the fish. In the revision the poem is expressing a situation: "flies are crawling on a sign—why?" The answer comes in the end "because this is a fish market!" —the AHA moment of the poem."

That "aha" moment one hears so much about in haiku circles basically has to do with allowing the reader to make the connection for him- or herself. Haiku demands an active reader.

https://winningwriters.com/resources/understanding-modern-english-language-haiku

Jane Reichhold
http://www.ahapoetry.com/JRBIO.HTM
http://www.ahapoetry.com/index.html
Alan Summers,
founder, Call of the Page
https://www.callofthepage.org

Rick Hurst

in memory of Jane - from my front garden just now.

i shift my gaze
from bloom to bloom
hummingbirds
Paraphrasing Diane Arbus (1923-1971) Photographer: "I really believe there are things nobody would see if I didn't (write haiku about) them."

Lorraine Pester

Quote from: Alan Summers on August 05, 2016, 10:16:28 AM
It is with deep sadness that I hear of Jane Reichhold's passing away.

More news will come in the next few days.

Jane was one of those generous people we come across at a good time in our lives.

Here is Jane talking about appreciation, haiku, and Basho:
http://itmodelbook.com/whitepapers-haiku-of-master-basho-jane-reichhold.aspx

Jane enters at 2 minutes 3 seconds.

warm regards,

Alan

Alan,
I thought it important for you to know how immensely I enjoyed the above video. I was only acquainted with Jane through her essays. I would appreciate knowing if you know of a pdf transcript of this video, or how I could make one. Perhaps its contained somehow in the digital library here at THF? I looked but could not find one.

AlanSummers

I doubt there is a transcript available online alas.

I think you can download the video if you subscribe on this site:
http://library.fora.tv/2009/04/23/Haiku_of_Master_Basho_Jane_Reichhold

Or add each segment to Profile, though I'm not a subscriber, so not sure what that entails:
http://library.fora.tv/2009/04/23/Haiku_of_Master_Basho_Jane_Reichhold

Though you can enjoy these eBooks gratis from Jane:
https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B4crb3mgxkJJVTNESzZpczFXNDA/view
https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B4crb3mgxkJJeU1GckZQeWNtYU0/view
https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B4crb3mgxkJJX2pKNkhXTlpWN3c/view

You will be surprised by how much Jane did in her years, and without a great song and dance.  A modest person, and a wonderful friend and colleague:
http://culturecatch.com/literary/fumiko-nakajo
https://www.amazon.com/Jane-Reichhold/e/B0034PTGYY

Enjoy a substantial sample:
https://www.overdrive.com/media/549951/a-string-of-flowers-untied

Jane was an unusual and skilled artist:
http://beadsnjane.blogspot.co.uk/2015_03_01_archive.html

kind regards,

Alan

Quote from: Lorraine Pester on August 06, 2016, 07:08:50 PM
Quote from: Alan Summers on August 05, 2016, 10:16:28 AM
It is with deep sadness that I hear of Jane Reichhold's passing away.

More news will come in the next few days.

Jane was one of those generous people we come across at a good time in our lives.

Here is Jane talking about appreciation, haiku, and Basho:
http://itmodelbook.com/whitepapers-haiku-of-master-basho-jane-reichhold.aspx

Jane enters at 2 minutes 3 seconds.

warm regards,

Alan

Alan,
I thought it important for you to know how immensely I enjoyed the above video. I was only acquainted with Jane through her essays. I would appreciate knowing if you know of a pdf transcript of this video, or how I could make one. Perhaps its contained somehow in the digital library here at THF? I looked but could not find one.
Alan Summers,
founder, Call of the Page
https://www.callofthepage.org

sandra

#5
Hi Alan and Lorraine,

With Jane's permission I transcribed part of her talk and we formed it into an article for Haiku NewZ, 'Building an Excellent Birdcage' that was posted in June 2009. You may access the article here:
https://poetrysociety.org.nz/affiliates/haiku-nz/haiku-poems-articles/archived-articles/building-an-excellent-birdcage/ [modified on May 8, 2017 to show the updated link]

I will also include the link to the Archived Articles section as a whole, because there are other pieces by Jane available there: https://poetrysociety.org.nz/affiliates/haiku-nz/haiku-poems-articles/archived-articles/ [ditto]

I had the great good fortune to meet Jane on July 9, our first face-to-face meeting, although we had known one another by email for some years. I wrote about that meeting shortly after it happened for a post on my blog, Postcard from Gualala.

It was with a heavy heart that yesterday I posted a personal, and therefore inadequate, appreciation of Jane's life. Find both posts here: https://breathhaiku.wordpress.com/

Best wishes,
Sandra Simpson

Jan Benson

Sandra,
Thanks for your additional links, and commentary.
Well received here.
Jan Benson
---1st Prize_The Italian Matsuo Basho Award 2016 (Int'l Foreign Language)
---A Pushcart Nominated Poet, (haiku "adobe walls").
---"The poet is accessible, the poet is for everyone." Maya Angelou

AlanSummers

Many thanks Sandra, deeply appreciated.

warm regards,

Alan

Quote from: sandra on August 06, 2016, 10:34:55 PM
Hi Alan and Lorraine,

With Jane's permission I transcribed part of her talk and we formed it into an article for Haiku NewZ, 'Building an Excellent Birdcage' that was posted in June 2009. You may access the article here:
http://www.poetrysociety.org.nz/node/408

I will also include the link to the Archived Articles section as a whole, because there are other pieces by Jane available there: http://www.poetrysociety.org.nz/aboutarchivedhaikuarticles

I had the great good fortune to meet Jane on July 9, our first face-to-face meeting, although we had known one another by email for some years. I wrote about that meeting shortly after it happened for a post on my blog, Postcard from Gualala.

It was with a heavy heart that yesterday I posted a personal, and therefore inadequate, appreciation of Jane's life. Find both posts here: https://breathhaiku.wordpress.com/

Best wishes,
Sandra Simpson
Alan Summers,
founder, Call of the Page
https://www.callofthepage.org

Anna

Oh,  I just read this...I have never known Jane except through her work on haiku, I read all of her articles on AHA, a long long while ago and refer back ever so often.
I think she is living on... and how I wish I had met her...

If anyone comes, / Turn into frogs, / O cooling melons!

¬Issa

Rick Hurst

Reading "A Dictionary of Haiku" second edition, by Jane Reichhold, I stumbled across this haunting haiku today.

dangerous weather
such a perfect day for stepping
off a cliff

Paraphrasing Diane Arbus (1923-1971) Photographer: "I really believe there are things nobody would see if I didn't (write haiku about) them."

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