Solar eclipse (2)

I composed three haiku in response to a Carpe Diem Utabukoro challenge in which you choose a haiku (your own or someone else’s) and let it be your inspiration. I chose this gem from Japanese haiku master, Basho:

Fire-white halo

at the moment of eclipse

I notice your face 



My haiku:

Sun lost in shadow

     no passing moon will smother 

           enduring flames


Hidden eye

        endures darkness

                with steady gaze


Clouded star

         passing gloom cannot

                     hide your charm


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Solar eclipse

Today’s solar eclipse was only partial in Ontario, Canada. I was outside tuning into any changes around me and wrote two small poems (tanka and haiku):

Daylight shifts 

to evening grey 

crickets buzz—

I dare not look as

dark moon clips the sun


earth and sister moon


in orbit


Some of you will remember the Pink Floyd album Dark Side of the Moon (1973). This video of the song ‘Eclipse’ shows the moon moving across the sun and if you last to the end, there is an interesting conclusion.



Ontheroadprompts: “Travelling with the Moon”

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