Hazy moon – おぼろ月

posting for Frank Tassone’s Haikai Challenge #20, hazy moon.


Black spring night sky – I
descry through blacker branches



24 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. lly1205
    Mar 26, 2014 @ 22:05:54

    I’ve only just got down my hiragana and katakana, and barely touched the kanji – but I did learn moon/flesh, and I was so happy when I was able to read this title! And sorry for getting distracted from the poem, which I liked very much 🙂



    • kanzensakura
      Mar 26, 2014 @ 22:10:54

      HOORAY FOR YOU!!!! I don’t mind you getting distracted at all. I am smiling hugely for you.


      • lly1205
        Mar 26, 2014 @ 22:31:39

        Haha thanks! I hope to go to Japan this August so I’ve go to get ready in between school and all!



        • kanzensakura
          Mar 26, 2014 @ 22:35:39

          You will love it, or at least I hope so. I’ve been several times in different seasons. Spring and winter are my favorites. I am excited for you and of course, you are going to take tons of photos and tell us about your adventures!!!!


          • lly1205
            Mar 26, 2014 @ 22:56:39

            I wish I could go in spring! I shall indeed take pictures, I forget things so easily but it would be very unfortunate to forget my first visit!


            • kanzensakura
              Mar 27, 2014 @ 10:55:46

              It sin’t you’ll forget – it is just such a rush of sounds, smells, sights – the moment when you first see people being pushed into the commuter trains by the train pushers, the first time you have udon in a busy noodle house….all those things. Being immersed in the life and land of a different group of people (very different).

              my favorite time was a visit to Ryonan-ji during the winter and it began to snow….hatsuyuki. I did a post about it. Japan gets into your heart…

              Date: Thu, 27 Mar 2014 02:56:41 +0000
              To: thspencer51@hotmail.com


  2. The Persecution of Mildred Dunlap
    Mar 26, 2014 @ 22:08:30

    What does oborozuki mean? I tried to look it up. No easy answer. Over to you. 🙂


  3. dragonlife
    Mar 26, 2014 @ 23:58:45

    Not so long ago it was the name of a restaurant in Shizuoka City! Beautiful picture! Great Poem!


  4. MW Moore
    Mar 27, 2014 @ 01:02:11

    Truly quite lovely.


  5. Frank J. Tassone
    Feb 11, 2018 @ 10:17:31

    Reblogged this on Frank J. Tassone and commented:
    #Haiku Happenings #1 (2/11/18): Toni’s latest haiku for my current #haikai challenge!


  6. Victoria C. Slotto
    Feb 16, 2018 @ 19:08:04

    I envy you your knowledge of Japanese and all things haikai. Profoundly beautiful. Thanks for connecting me, Toni.


  7. Trackback: #Haikai Challenge #21 (2/17/18): Rose #haiku #haibun #senryu #tanka #renga #haiga – Frank J. Tassone

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