pale moon

Written for:  Carpe Diem Weekend Meditation #40 – Weekend Meditation
Sparkling Stars . . . “the autumn of full moon”

“Sparkling Stars is a bit similar with the CD-Specials, but there is a little difference. I will introduce a ‘masterpiece’ of one of the classic haiku-poets (well-known and less-known) to inspire you to write a new haiku. Here is the difference with the CD-Specials. Those new haiku, inspired on the ‘masterpiece’, have to follow the classical rules of haiku:”

1. 5-7-5 syllables
2. a kigo (or seasonword)
3. a kireji (or cutting word, in Western languages mostly interpunction)
4. a moment as short as the sound of a pebble thrown into water
5. a deeper meaning (could be Zen-Buddhistic or other spiritual or religious thought)
6. and the first and the third line are interchangeable.

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 (our host)

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

© Basho

tears of joy
spilled into the old pond –
the moon’s reflection

© Chèvrefeuille

Here is my attempt:

pale moon of winter
difficult to see tonight
under clouds of snow

http://chevrefeuillescarpediem.blogspot.com/

About purplepeninportland

I am a freelance poet, born and bred in Brooklyn, New York. I live with my husband, John, and two charming rescue dogs–Marion Miller and Murphy. We spent eight lovely years in Portland, OR, but are now back in New York. My goal is to create and share poetry with others who write, or simply enjoy reading poetry. I hope to touch a nerve in you, and feel your sparks as well.
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