This is a reprint of the book
published in 1990
by AHA Books

ISBN: 0-944676-20-0
Library of Congress Number:
AHA Books
POB 767
Gualala, CA 95445


Edited by Jane Reichhold


Brent Partridge

lost writing on the beach
looking up
a crowd of small birds

poem after poem
walking home down the beach

heat wave
time changes too:
becomes a liberation from itself

       breeze swoops down
each fir branch moves differently

moon reflects and
our shadows are on
the pavilion's ceiling

     i round a corner
– mountain spirit – in the shadow

spring ascends –
       fed only in the morning

love between minds
rises to endless satisfaction

between emptiness and events,
            an attraction –
                       loving, not wanting

pelicans include a sea cave
in their back-tilted vision

      black ink
            looks green
through the paper's other side

frame of rock window
foam and jade green

though parts of the bubble
            have gone invisible
                    it hasn't popped

park's closed
spring moon and rabbits emerge

                        spherical boulders –
            heaped driftwood logs –
spring afternoon waves are quiet

seals, calm and mist on rocks
–we examine opals

flowers in my head
the customer asks
how i do it

tight hold on my heartlight
       lineaments of freedom
            Garden shop –
    Gary Snyder, his mom
and granma, who forgets her cane

autumn sun through
a nearly faded oak leaf

the clay buddha's stare
startles me
at dawn

people getting in the way
i forget to buy lightbulbs

coyote chorus
echoes spring,
play on emptiness

canary on a laurel twig
rapid long bounces

    a quiet morning
spring's run out
                        of wind

i fall asleep within the dream
in fallen wisteria petals

candle wax
drips fall off, clatter –
winter evening

walking between
the raindrops – a few

fog with the new moon –
as the full departs –
            thunder rolls

            following lightning
– words are more or less nothing

            keepers from the sea
not fish

nocturnal deer
eat unripe cherries

fully woken
they shake damp feathers dry
and begin to hunt breakfast

(in the tree) half-eaten persimmon
centered ladybug sucks juice

Enlightenment vs. Heisenberg –
the Old Plum Thicket

sun from the mountain:
point of the morning mandala


April 25-26, 1990
Occidental, California












 How This Book Began


Night Wind
Suezan Aikins
Brent Partridge

The Sun's Glitter Francine Porad
Suezan Aikins

Lightning Flash
Suezan Aikins
Jane Reichhold

Expanding Color
Werner. Reichhold
Suezan Aikins

Deeper into the Dream
Francine Porad
Brent Partridge

In Hand
Brent Partridge
Jane Reichhold

Bridge and Mist
Brent Partridge
Werner Reichhold


Sky Country
Jane Reichhold
Francine Porad

Floating Meadow
Werner Reichhold
Francine Porad

Both Sides Open
Jane Reichhold
Werner Reichhold

White Butterfly
Suezan Aikins
Charles B. Dickson

Touch of a Hand
Ruby Spriggs
Francine Porad

Walking and Writing
Brent Partridge

Toward the First of Summer
 Lequita Vance
Jane Reichhold
Paul O. Williams

Spinning Meditation Kenichi Sato
Werner Reichhold

Who Wrote These Renga?


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Round Renga Round
Copyright © 1990 by AHA Books.
All rights reserved.

Reprinted as an online book
October, 2012

Copyright © Jane Reichhold