rising from shadows
flowering the night garden
a blossoming moon
Kim M. Russell, 2017
A few weeks ago Chèvrefeuille started a special feature to celebrate our upcoming first luster. In this special feature he gave us a challenge comprised of special features we have had at our Haiku Kai. Today he has created a special episode of the ‘Carpe Diem Use That Quote’ feature, in which the goal is to create haiku, tanka or another Japanese poetry form inspired by a quote. For this special festive feature he has chosen a quote from Matsuo Basho:
“There is nothing you can see that is not a Bashoflower; there is nothing you can think that is not the moon”. Matsuo Basho
Moonflowers only bloom at night and the bloom is wilted by morning. They have a really sweet, heavenly smell.