Dancing Echoes

Beats Stumbling Around in Silence




Thirty-one morae
Reflection of life well lived
Forming poetry

Heartfelt words touch others
Beauty in another dawn

In honor of Jane Reichhold’s poem and life:

leaving home
morning sky pink
with promises
to return to this place
the sun rises higher

From Jane Reichholds’s A Gift of Tanka

In response to CARPE DIEM HAIKU KAI: Carpe Diem Theme Week (6) 2 Utabukuro Jane Reichhold

Author: Dancing Echoes

I am a scientist by trade and artist by soul. My creative outlet used to be dancing but due to injuries and age, I must now find another path. I am hoping my writing, poetry and photography can be this new path. Awards: While I am grateful and honored for the numerous nominations, I don’t have time to respond to them with the attention they deserve, so for the most part, I am an award free blog. All photographs and words are mine unless otherwise credited. © 2015-2023 Dancing Echoes ALL RIGHTS RESERVED Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material without express and written permission from this blog’s author/owner is strictly prohibited. Excerpts and links may be used, provided that full and clear credit is given to Christy Draper with appropriate and specific direction to the original content on Dancing Echoes.

5 thoughts on “Reflection

  1. Simply gorgeous! The colors, reflection in the water, the mood make me want to sit there in person and take it all in!

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  2. Thank you in cahoots. It was a stunning sunrise. It got me to stop and get out of my car instead of heading to work right away.

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  3. This splendid photo/poem tribute to JR is also educational. *Mora/morae* was new to me. Yes, it is a better English approximation to *onji* than the usual *syllable/syllables*.

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  4. Thank you Mellow. I find myself both saddened at her passing and in awe of her strength.

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