Haiku from a Poem – February 17, 2015


majestic moon rise
her  timeless place-less beauty
naked and glorious
confirms our finite passing
and tarnished imperfection

© G.s.k. ‘15

This tanka has been written thanks to the inspiration of the following poem, presented on HA’s “Heeding Haiku with HA” from Mindlovesmisery’s Menagerie.


And who has seen the moon, who has not seen
Her rise from out the chamber of the deep,
Flushed and grand and naked, as from the chamber
Of finished bridegroom, seen her rise and throw
Confession of delight upon the wave,
Littering the waves with her own superscription
Of bliss, till all her lambent beauty shakes towards us
Spread out and known at last, and we are sure
That beauty is a thing beyond the grave,
That perfect, bright experience never falls
To nothingness, and time will dim the moon
Sooner than our full consummation here
In this odd life will tarnish or pass away.

Moonrise, by D.H. Lawrence.

7 thoughts on “Haiku from a Poem – February 17, 2015

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