pale moonflower blooms
potent with fragrant pollen
a fluttering moth

Kim M. Russell, 10th June 2018

Image result for Japanese paintings and artwork moonflowers with moths
Moon Flower and Hawk Moth 1917 – Alice Ravenel Huger Smith, colour woodcut on Japanese paper.- image found on Pinterest

My response to Carpe Diem #1450 Moonflower (yuugao)

For today’s prompt we have another classical summer kigo, taken from the sub-division ‘plants’: moonflower (yuugao). Chèvrefeuille has shared a few example haiku by Basho (including the first haiku he wrote at the age of 21) and one from Chèvrefeuille’s own archive.

14 thoughts on “Moonflower

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