Stained by Moonlight

Kristjaan Panneman, host of Carpe Diem challenges us with the first Carpe Diem Special of this month titled “illumined by moonlight”.  This month the featured haiku-poet is Soen Nakagawa.  Nakagawa was Taiwanese-born Japanese rōshi and Zen Buddhist master in the Rinzai tradition. … “The goal of this special is to write a new haiku in the same sense, tone and spirit as the one given of the featured haiku-poet.

Soen Nakagawa’s Inspiration

how solemn
each patch of grass
illumined by the moon

 

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each white bud
stained with moonlight
winter fades

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© rgb for “On Dragonfly Wings with Buttercup Tea”, 2011 – 2014

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Carpe Diem Special #85

Soen Nakagawa’s
“illumined by the moon”

how solemn
each patch of grass
illumined by the moon

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About becca givens

Becca is an artist, poet, and animal communicator. She delights in cooking, nurturing, and sharing a rich spiritual life with others on the Path.
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5 Responses to Stained by Moonlight

  1. Amrit Sinha says:

    I love the moonlight, and the magic in it 🙂

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  2. truly a beautiful capture, thanks

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  3. Beautifully composed haiku Becca … very much in touch with the one by Nakagawa.

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  4. Kitties Blue says:

    Very nicely done.

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  5. a stain of silver for sure

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