Jane ReichholdJane Reichhold

Born 1937 in Lima, Ohio, U.S.A.
Died in 2016

I’ve been writing haiku since the 1960s and have published over 40 books of haiku, renga, and tanka. I have translated 7 books from the Japanese with the best seller being Basho The Complete Haiku. Writing and Enjoying Haiku, also published by Kodansha, along with A Dictionary of Haiku, by AHA Books, are still often on Amazon’s best-seller list. The latest tanka book, was translated with Machiko Kobayashi from Akiko Yosano’s most famous book, Midaregami – Tangled HairAHApoetry.com was started in 1995 and  AHAforum is the place poets meet online since 2006.

 

floating away
a twig dropped
from the bridge

A Dictionary of Haiku; Second Edition 2013.
Jane Reichhold, AHA Books

 

like your scars
known by my fingers
your name

A Dictionary of Haiku; Second Edition 2013.
Jane Reichhold, AHA Books 

 

 

the breeze
while wearing his boxer shorts
all the way up

A Dictionary of Haiku; Second Edition 2013.
Jane Reichhold, AHA Books

 

 

getting lost
in apple blossoms
applause

 A Dictionary of Haiku; Second Edition 2013.
Jane Reichhold, AHA Books

 

 

cupping her face
both of his hands
her perfume

A Dictionary of Haiku; Second Edition 2013.
Jane Reichhold, AHA Books 

 

 

music
in the grass
lovers

A Dictionary of Haiku; Second Edition 2013.
Jane Reichhold, AHA Books 

 

 

one song all night
someone in my son's room
is in love

A Dictionary of Haiku; Second Edition 2013.
Jane Reichhold, AHA Books 

 

 

unsaid
on her lips
yes

 A Dictionary of Haiku; Second Edition 2013.
Jane Reichhold, AHA Books

 

 

dreams
the tightrope we walk
without a net

 A Dictionary of Haiku; Second Edition 2013.
Jane Reichhold, AHA Books

 

 

among fallen petals
a tissue with lipstick traces
another story

 A Dictionary of Haiku; Second Edition 2013.
Jane Reichhold, AHA Books

 

 

a quarter moon
wearing this white cast
I'm not worth 2 cents

A Dictionary of Haiku; Second Edition 2013.
Jane Reichhold, AHA Books

 

 

a triangle
of village love and lust
a couple splits

 A Dictionary of Haiku; Second Edition 2013.
Jane Reichhold, AHA Books

 

 

blue ink
a letter not written
in the iris

 A Dictionary of Haiku; Second Edition 2013.
Jane Reichhold, AHA Books

 

 

April arrives
among dancers tossing flowers
the village mad man

A Dictionary of Haiku; Second Edition 2013.
Jane Reichhold, AHA Books 

 

 

a flag waving
on the street where you live
my heart

A Dictionary of Haiku; Second Edition 2013.
Jane Reichhold, AHA Books 

 

 

Mother's Day
deciding the cat
must be spayed

 A Dictionary of Haiku; Second Edition 2013.
Jane Reichhold, AHA Books

 

 

bridging
heaven
clouds

 A Dictionary of Haiku; Second Edition 2013.
Jane Reichhold, AHA Books

 

 

cloud boats
sailing over the hills
spring is coming

 A Dictionary of Haiku; Second Edition 2013.
Jane Reichhold, AHA Books