Arco (TN)

Arco (TN)

Sunday, September 7, 2014

Basho's Full Moon - September 7, 2014



For Carpe Diem haiku Kai's Sparkling Stars ... a beautiful look at the autumn full moon:

 meigetsu ya ike o megurite yo mo sugara

the autumn full moon:
all night long
I paced round the lake.

© Basho
the night deepens
darker and darker the sky
without the streetlights
the night sky looks like a light show
the full moon and thousands of stars

© Chèvrefeuille

 tears of joy
spilled into the old pond -
the moon's reflection

© Chèvrefeuille

A wonderful series from two of my favorite haiku masters!  Now it's my turn to try to write a haiku about the autumn moon, which to the Japanese  "the moon of autumn is the most beautiful gift of Mother Nature."  And I agree.

October's full moon
silver light illuminates ---
empty stalks of grain

on the mountain top
bright autumn moon rises high
quickening heart beats

October silence
full moon my sole companion
winter reflections

© G.s.k. '14

14 comments:

  1. I love all three, Georgia...I do love October moon but I have to say that tonight it is just beautiful! So often I walk home late at night or drive back from a visit with the moon as my only companion...I never feel alone.

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    1. Lucky you to have such an illuminated companion - I haven't seen the September moon yet ... alas too cloudy so i imagined the deep autumn moon (maybe that way the September moon will make itself be seen)

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    1. Glad you enjoyed it Jazzytower .. and thanks for passing by again :-)

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  3. I like the connection to the grain in the first one.

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    1. Thanks Bjorn ... nothing like the moon over the fields after the harvest!

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  4. Wonderful series of haiku ~ love October silence....

    artmusedog and carol (A Creative Harbor)

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    1. Thanks Carol ... a beautiful month, I must agree. :-)

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  5. At four am this morning the almost full moon was brilliant - not quite autumn, but still beautiful.

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    1. I didn't get that moon until this morning ... as it was ... raining. But this morning the moon was still brilliant and beautiful! :-)

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  6. so delicate - the moonlight on the stalks of grain --- ahhhhh!
    Another great series ---

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    1. Thanks Jen. You know, somehow it seems like cheating when I write just one haiku.

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harmonious words ... like crystal clear water ... pure ectasy

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