Mountain Moon

I edge closer
but she, so shy,
slips behind a cloud


taste of ice
on her guilty lips
mountain moon

Linked to Carpe Diem Haiku Kai, where Basho’s journey to the Deep North (Oku no Hosomichi) continues. Basho climbs the Three Mountains of Dewa- Haguro, Gassan and Yudano- to pray at their sacred shrines, braving snow and ice and high altitudes, struck by the moonlight on the mountains.
Previous posts in this series are HERE

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