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Sunday, January 21, 2007


fading into dawn
the moon that shone so brightly
in the midnight sky


Blogger Masago said...

I love it!

8:26 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This is excellent, Bill!

9:50 PM  
Blogger Pat Paulk said...

Everything is relevant to background. Well done Bill!!

4:48 AM  
Blogger Bill said...

Thanks, Vaughn, aurora, and pat. This was a conscious effort to write a neo-classical haiku. It's in the 5-7-5 format, and it has a kigo/season word derived from the Japanese. To most western readers, "moon" doesn't suggest one season more than another, but in classical Japanese haiku, "moon," unless otherwise qualified, is always understood as the autumn moon, and therefore as a kigo for autumn.

8:01 AM  
Blogger polona said...

beautiful rhythm and wonderful sentiment. very well done, bill.

12:17 PM  
Blogger J. Andrew Lockhart said...

very good! I can see it.

9:52 PM  
Blogger Bill said...

Thanks, polona and andrew. I do feel that things came together right this time, even though it's in many ways an uncharacteristic piece for me.

8:31 AM  
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6:59 AM  

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