The Dust of Stars

the dust of stars
shining radiance                 
© Jane Reichhold 

essence of the universe
filling the darkness of space

mistress of the stars
the benign moon

beaming a sliver of smile
arching a quizzical brow

celestial equations
each night an answer

lessons of experience
written in the dust of stars

Kim M. Russell, 2018

Image result for japanese art moon and stars
Komura, Settai (1887 – 1940)
Girl watching the stars and waning moon –  image found on

My response to Carpe Diem Weekend-Meditation #15 Soliloquy no Renga “the dust of stars”

This weekend our challenge is to create a Soliloquy no Renga (or a Solo-Renga), a Renga composed by one person. A renga has stanzas of three and two lines. The first stanza or ‘hokku’ gives the title to the renga and sets the entire image of the renga. We can choose how many we use, but there should be at least six, with the last stanza completing the circle by linking with the first. The last stanza is called ‘ageku’.

This weekend the hokku is a haiku by Jane Reichhold.


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