Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Summer Moon

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Summer Moon





 




One evening
when we had only just moved
into our new home
 I was putting out the lights 
for bed
when something 
in the gum trees opposite
caught my eye













December moon
waxing for the second time









  




In her lacy night gown
she slumbers





 


  




Brilliant moon
is it true
that you too
must pass in a hurry


Issa








 




 One perfect moon
and the uncountable stars
drowned in a green sky


Shiki










 





From watching the moon
I turned
and my friendly old shadow
led me home


Shiki










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37 comments:

  1. Extraordinary photos Delwyn! A rather haunting feeling conveyed to me through them.

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  2. Absolutely amazing, Delwyn! Wow...each one is better than the one before..just gorgeous!

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  3. I love how traditional haiku stays on its nature theme. When we Americans write haiku, we don't seem to care about this aspect of the Japanese form of Haiku poetry. Lovely post, Delwyn. Have a wonderful holiday!

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  4. I think many of us tend to underestimate the role of the moon in our lives Delwyn. Lovely pictures and words.

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  5. Simply beautiful...the moon and your post, Delwyn.

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  6. The two photos before the last are just brilliant Delwyn.

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  7. Oh Delwyn... this is just spectacular. The lacy nighgown shot is perfection in imagery. And the haikus are truly special.
    What camera did you use to capture the great detail of the waxing moon?

    I miss you
    Eleonora (Lola) xx

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  8. mmmh :) I love the moon so much xJ

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  9. You know I love haiku, but the shots of the moon are extraordinary. Simply extraordinary.

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  10. Hi Meri

    thank you, I appreciate your comments...I took a number of photos using all the different settings as an experiment and was surprised myself...

    Happy days

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  11. Hi Jasmin

    it's nice to have you over for a visit,


    Happy days

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  12. Hi there Lola

    this is my newish Canon IXL and I was playing with the settings at night...and received a pleasant surprise...

    I now have the time and the means to come avisiting again...

    Happy days

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  13. Hello Barry

    thanks for calling by...I was quite taken with the shots too...

    Happy days

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  14. Hi Ayu

    thanks for commenting on these moons today, it's nice to have your company

    Happy days

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  15. Hello Wanda

    I am overseas at present so have fallen back on a banked post that has not been used. I hope to get loading up new photos of my holiday destination soon and then you can guess where I am!

    Happy days

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  16. Hi Martin

    like dreams Martin!

    Thanks for popping in today

    Happy days

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  17. HI Dan

    yes it was a requisite that the haiku make the season clear either by statement or implication...through the weather or seasonal change in flora...

    I am settling into a routine of a long early am walk, (well it is actually about 8 am but feels very early here as it is winter of course and dark til later. I have adjusted quite quickly to the time change - the 20 hour difference usually messes me up for a while), followed by my daily coffee which comes in the form of a latte here as my regular 'flat white' request brings blank stares! and then the day is free ...what luxury...



    Happy days

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  18. Hello there Betsy
    how nice to see you. Thanks for your interest,

    Happy days

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  19. Hello Bonnie

    It is interesting to see how the gum tree leaves can create a Japanese bamboo feeling across the moon.
    I hope that you are feeling refreshed and invigorated after your efforts.

    Happy days

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  20. Hi Rosaria

    how nice to have you over visiting today...

    Happy days

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  21. hello delwyn - these are among the most beautiful moon photos i've seen in my life. truly. i could wish to see something like this but really what are the chances - and then i find them here. we're so blessed aren't we!!! steven

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  22. Hi Steven

    I just grabbed the camera and tried every setting that would work...and was quite amazed myself with the results. I have reduced these down for ease of loading but in the original form the last one is so full of detail on the moon's surface...it makes you feel that you are there.

    Happy days

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  23. What amazing moon images! You truly lived in an enchanted land. The poetry is a nice accompaniment. The true magic is in your eye. These are your best images yet.

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  24. thank you Sarah

    they were a gift really...and my camera needs to be thanked too..

    Happy days

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  25. Wow! These images are stunning! The words, too of course, but that summer moon. Hard to believe it's the same moon I'm seeing here through the cold, dry winter air.

    wow!!

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  26. Hi Reya

    I have just been walking on the beach, in Kauai, looking at the opaque mooning hanging in the afternoon sky and wondering how it plans to get full by sat when my son is getting married on the beach. He chose the date by the moon...perhaps it will be near to full...

    Happy days

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  28. Delwyn

    Love the pictures where the leaves are covering the moon. Very pretty and it adds so much to the picture.

    Take-Care

    Best
    Tracy :)

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  29. wonderful series of photos, specially the last but one....

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  30. Hi Juliet

    thank you...I struck gold that night..

    Happy days

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  31. Hi there Tracey

    I got a surprise to see what turned out after snapping away on the various settings...

    Happy days

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  32. Delwyn, I've enjoyed your pale moon shots so much - and the poetry that describes them so well.

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  33. Oh how lovely! Did your blog name come from these beautiful photos?

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  34. Hi Lizzy

    it could have done, but my blog name came from the first haiku on my side bar called the Entrance of Spring.

    I saw these moons just recently from my new home.

    Happy days

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