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Monday, June 1, 2015


Carpe Diem #745 moonrise

don't be like me
even though we're like the melon
split in two

© Basho (Tr. Jane Reichhold)

Following the master's (Basho) advise I am doing my own thing with this challenge from our host, © Chèvrefeuille.

An eight stanza renga with Basho's moonrise as the hokku, the first stanza.

tsuki shiro ya hiza ni te o oku yoi no yado
Photo:  YuhtungaJungleMoonrise

holding their hands on their knees
evening at a house

© Basho (Tr. Jane Reichhold)

like bookends they sit gazing
at the mysterious light

black sky
pinpoint stars sparkling
a nymphs diadem

scampering through the forest
with grapevines for trapeze swings

wide-eyed babe
nuzzles in familiar arms
a suckled breast

sly nymph tickles a pink nose
the pup chases in its dreams

weeping willow leaves
fluttered by a gentle breeze
sing a song

shadowy light of moonrise
adorns the simple thatch home

©  Janice Adcock

Thanks to Chèvrefeuille for daily prompts on 


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