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Here is my attempt, very much a first attempt, at one-line (monoku) haiku. Inspired by the Supermoon - the pink moon of last night.
“A high-quality one-line haiku is like a focused laser beam that can pierce through dense layers of thoughts. This is where I find its value. While three-line haiku has this ability to quiet the mind, even for a moment, I find one-line to be even more effective in allowing the reader to embrace the gap between thoughts. Our day-to-day duties comes to a standstill, just for a moment. Welcome to the world of one-line haiku.”
July 2015, Jacob Salzer, Managing Editor of Yanty’s Butterfly (courtesy Alan Summers)
pink moon shadows crowd the spaces
magpie nest the blackthorn winter passes over
sunshine after rain the forest stretches
my backyard a winter wren fills the space
murmuration sound of pebbles in the backwash
sunrise the cuckoo’s call fills the room
PostscriptAlan Summers has kindly featured me in his ’The Area 17 Profile Poet Series’ where you can read these haiku, and more, with added commentary
The photo was taken on my iPhone and digitally enhanced (colour balance) in photoshop.