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



each white bud
stained with moonlight
winter fades

© 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

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 🙂


  2. truly a beautiful capture, thanks


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


  4. Kitties Blue says:

    Very nicely done.


  5. a stain of silver for sure


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