Hazy Moon

a geisha peeking
behind a stardust curtain
face of the spring moon

Kim M. Russell, 2017

Hazy Moon

Image found on Pinterest

My response to Carpe Diem #1186 Hazy Moon (Oborozuki)

Today we are working with another classical kigo.

Chèvrefeuille tells us that when the light from the Sun or the Moon shines through the atmosphere, it illuminates particles suspended in the air and produces a number of different phenomena depending on the kind of particles that are more abundant at that moment. Some of the more common are the haze and halos around the Moon and Sun, which are produced by ice crystals in the upper atmosphere, often associated with cirrus clouds. Perhaps the most common cause of haze is water droplets in humid weather. Other kinds of particles like dust, soot or volcanic ash can produce different phenomena when the light from the Sun or the Moon shines through them. (Source) He has also shared one of his own classical haiku:

from behind a veil
she enlightens fragile blossoms
a beautiful sight

© Chèvrefeuille

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