Bridge of Morning (in the spirit of Basho) – July 17, 2015

sickle moon at dawn
bridging night to the new day
over the mountain

© G.s.k. ‘15


asamutsu ya tsukimi no tabi no ake banare

bridge of morning
a journey of moon-viewing
at dawn

© Basho

With this haiku came a preface: “When we crossed the bridge of Asamutsu, which is popularly known as ‘Asazu’, I recall a passage in ‘The Pillow Book of Sei Shanagan (a female poet) who wrote: “The most interesting bridges are the bridge of Asamutsu, (and of Nagara and of Amabiko)”. This is the very bridge.”

in the thin line
as the night flows into the day
sun and moon together

© Chèvrefeuille


sun and moon dancing
as the night flows into the day –
a skylark’s song

© Chèvrefeuille

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24 thoughts on “Bridge of Morning (in the spirit of Basho) – July 17, 2015

        • Lovely Idea … right now, I’m slowly taking down all my poetry … rather converting to pages to put at the top of the blog … a very long process. So sometimes I think a whole new blog would be a good idea … kind of start all over.


          • Oh gosh, dear–that sounds like WORK. New blogs are “free therapy” for me–seriously! When I get bent out of shape about “life”, I just start a new one–I like “decorating” them: new name, find a great new header image, etc etc. Gives me a lift–without spending a dime! And if I want my old followers, I just go around and tell ’em where I’ve relocated–If not, there’s always a new batch of readers…. It’s the “poor poet’s panacea”: can’t afford a vacation, or to move to a better neighborhood?? Free blogs, folks!


          • See there?! You could do it just for kicks–and if you don’t end up using it, there’s no loss but a bit of time. In fact–there’s a nice little cottage open here in Panache Palms…I’ll hold it for you, and when you call the office just tell ’em you’re a friend of mine! (Isn’t imaginary life FUN?)


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