Night of the Firefly

I wear loosely
and meet the man
at the night of firefly                    

Katsura Nobuko (1914-2004)

they illuminate the trees
inconstant constellations

hand in hand
we follow secret pathways
into the darkness

a lovers’ moon fills the sky
and fireflies are extinguished

Kim M. Russell, 8th February 2019

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My response to Carpe Diem #1602 Tan Renga Challenge Month 2019 (6) the night of firefly

Today’s Tan Renga Challenge is a Hineri (with a twist), which means that we have to create a Tan Renga with not only the second stanza of two lines, but also a third stanza (three lines) and a fourth stanza (two lines), working with a love haiku by Katsura Nobuko (1914-2004) a female haiku poet.

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