Brightest Planets

Brightest Planets

high above
the waxing crescent moon
Jupiter rises

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Jupiter outshines
one of the brightest stars
Spica glowers

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Venus
touts the morning sky
end of summer

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morning star
right now, no mistaking
for the planet Jupiter

 

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with autumn’s approach
Jupiter  prepares to leave
sinking in sun’s glare

re-emerging before sunup
in conjunction with Venus

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Time Travel- Tale of the Genji

Time Travel- Tale of the Genji

Carpe Diem Time Travel #2 The Tale of Genji

The Tale of the Gengi -by Murasaki Shikibu

where the cicada casts her shell
in the shadows of the tree,
there is one whom I love well
though her heart is cold to me

(the “answer”):

amidst dark shadows of the tree,
cicada’s wing with dew is wet,
so in mine eyes unknown to thee,
spring sweet tears of fond regret

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all the loneliness
of your early departure

spills into the night
moonflower’s beauty fading
light penetrating shadows

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hidden in the bark
a clinging cicada shell
filled with nothingness
my shrouded heart still hugging
fragrance of our last embrace

Tan Renga Challenges

Tan Renga Challenges

two sets of footprints
in freshly fallen snow
one pair from Kyoto                    

© Hamish Managua Gunn

the other from Osaka
did their owner’s pause to greet?

© Dolores

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Ishizuchi mo nankin no hana mo ooi nari

The flower of a pumpkin
as well as Mt. Ishizuchi
is great in scale

© Tomiyasu Fusei (1885 – 1979)

the moonflower
swallows the harvest moon

© Dolores

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The “hokku” of today is by me, so it is a tanka., not a Tan Renga

 

autumn evening
like whispered prayers
leaves float away
in the silence left behind
a hint of fresh hope

© Dolores