The Autumn Full Moon

tinted with harvest
pumpkins and wind-fall apples
the moon’s pregnant pause

Kim M. Russell, 8th July 2018

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My response to Carpe Diem Weekend Meditation #40 Sparkling Stars … “the autumn full moon”

This weekend we’re going down Memory Lane on a trip back in time to a special feature. ‘Sparkling Stars’, which is similar to CD-Specials, but with a difference: our new haiku must follow the classical rules:

  • 5-7-5 syllables
  • a kigo (or seasonword)
  • a kireji (or cutting word, in Western languages mostly interpunction)
  • a moment as short as the sound of a pebble thrown into water
  • a deeper meaning (could be Zen-Buddhistic or other spiritual or religious thought)
  • and the first and the third line are interchangeable.

The haiku for inspiration is:

meigetsu ya ike o megurite yo mo sugara

the autumn full moon:
all night long
I paced round the lake.

© Basho

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