Carpe Diem Haiku – Shiki’s “lost in the mist”

Byron in Venice by Ivan Aivazovsky

Byron in Venice by Ivan Aivazovsky



To the following haiku we should write an inspired haiku from this by Masaoka Shiki
kaerimireba yuki-aishi hito kasumi keri

when I looked back,
the man who passed
was lost in the mist

To me that moment when something is lost, slipping through your fingers I wanted to use another kigo than mist for my inspirational haiku. The moon or even moon viewing (tsukumi).

a fleeting moment
gazing at her pockmarked face –
moon behind her veil

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10 responses to “Carpe Diem Haiku – Shiki’s “lost in the mist”

  1. beautifully done
    i didn’t realize mist and moon were kigos
    they can appear in any season

    cheers
    jzb

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