|Credits: The Dream post-impressionism painting by Henri Rousseau|
One possible interpretation of the painting, offered by Rousseau in a letter to art critic André Dupont, is that it depicts a woman reclining on a couch in Paris, dreaming she is listening to a flute player in the jungle.
Having fallen gently to sleep
Heard the sounds of a reed instrument
Played by a well-intentioned [snake] charmer.
As the moon reflected
On the rivers [or flowers], the verdant trees,
The wild snakes lend an ear
To the joyous tunes of the instrument." (all copied from Carpe Diem Haiku Kai)
Host of the haiku group has provided his haiku inspired by the painting:
birds sing their song
Here will be my attempt.
notes dance with moonbeams
lotus perfumed dreams
© Janice Adcock
Thanks to Chèvrefeuille for daily prompts on