Frozen Moonlight

why search for words-
when the frozen moonlight
sings aloud for us


how low
the night bows
to her kohl-lined eyes


rainbows dissolve
as the sky slides down
to watch the peacocks dance

Linked to Carpe Diem Haiku Kai, where Basho’s journey to the Deep North (Oku no Hosomichi) continues. At the Yamanaka Onsen (hot springs), Basho feels chrysanthemums have been made redundant by the fragrance of the water.
Previous posts in this series are HERE

20 thoughts on “Frozen Moonlight

  1. The power of your words…the power of your magic……am in awe….you never go too far and make your haiku cluttered with complexity, you get it so right, and yet, you go further with your haiku than anyone…wonderful.

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  2. I am enjoying this whole series, Rajani. This particular collection inspired me tonight. Something about the second and third piece, how they begin with movement perhaps, seems paradoxically to define for me the way we enter the harbor of silence…



    1. Thanks so much Michael. I think I learnt, by following a haiku prompt right through this month, that the more you look within yourself, the easier it becomes to write -but it is so hard to do it honestly!

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