Monday, February 16, 2015

Pewter and Moonlight

As the day moved towards evening during the YT Haiku Retreat at Asilomar in 2006, 
I fell in love all over again with the structures of pines against the sea.

The golden day
fades to pewter and moonlight
your messenger, 
Death, reminds me
I'm not necessarily right

Joan Zimmerman

in Scattered Acorns; 
the Yuki Teikei Membership Anthology 2014, page 55.

Yuki Teikei Members have also been studying tanka, 
the ancient Japanese poetic form of five lines. 
Joan Zimmerman has been a tireless proponent of this form.

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