OctPoWriMo Day 26 – Morning Haiku and Waka – October 26, 2015

under the jujube tree
three sparrows chatter with glee
free fallen fruit

under the fall moon
a civet owl calls – who who
in the jujube tree

under this roof lives
a cat and four students
in the garden
the cat climbs the jujube tree
hunting for gormless sparrows

 © G.s.k. ‘15

Though the fruit of the jujube is often called red date, Chinese dates, Korean dates, or Indian dates, they are in fact nothing at all like a date.  They look (and taste) like tiny apples as I discovered this fall at my son’s house.  Bastet

Autumn Full Moon – Troiku – September 29, 2015

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that autumn bloom
– illuminate the mountains
the valley sleeps

that autumn bloom
luminous white flower
beyond reach

illuminate the mountains
with sweet serenades
at midnight

[the valley sleeps]
the full moon climbs the mountain –
men dream of harvests

© G.s.k. ‘15

Linked to:

Heeding Haiku With Chèvrefeuille September 23rd 2015

meigetsu ya ike o megurite yo mo sugara

the autumn full moon:
all night long
I paced round the lake

asamutsu ya   tsukimi no tabi no   ake banare

bridge of morning
a journey of moon-viewing
at dawn

© Basho

the night deepens
darker and darker the sky
without streetlights
the night sky looks like a light show
the full moon and thousands of stars

© Chèvrefeuille

Autumn moon – Haiku/Tanka – September 24, 2015

autumn moon
her shimmering light
unites friends
here and over the ocean
she smiles on us

misty secrets
shimmering in fall
moonlit leaves

(in reply to Paloma’s haiku)

hidden moon
she modestly hides
behind veils

keeping watch
guiding her steps
harvest moon

(in reply to Tournesol’s haiku

© G.s.k. ‘15

Linked to:

Carpe Diem Special #168 Autumn “tonight’s moon”