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Midnight Moon: Haiku

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Life gets mundane sitting in front of T.V. and computer screens and it’s been months that I hadn’t seen clear sky in real. Yesterday, I encouraged my daughters to skip their gadgets and books for a midnight walk in our garden. Though it was not a full-moon night, still the moon was at the peak of its beauty at 12 a.m.

It was quite a difficult task for my younger daughter Anindhya to click this picture from her phone as the moon was playing peek-a-boo behind the jungle of concrete. Finally she could manage it through the mango trees for this natural glance of the moon hiding behind trees and standing out against stark dark sky. While Anindhya was clicking this picture, I was lost in the beauty of the moonlit sky seen after so long. (This is the irony of modern life!)

midnight moon haiku

~ Haiku ~                                                                           ~ Haiku ~

Miraculous moon

Peeping from Stygian crypt

Elusive beauty

Sangeeta Mishra

Haiku is a Japanese poem traditionally comprising of seventeen syllables, in three lines of ‘five’, ‘seven’, and ‘five’, which evokes natural images, now a days referred to as #micropoetry.

  • MS Mahwar

    Beautiful 🙂

  • Jyothi D’mello

    Such beautiful choice of words. Lovely Haiku SangeetaJi. And I must Thank you for I learnt the meaning of a new word today – Stygian 🙂

    • Thank you so much Jyothi. Glad that you liked my Haiku and my choice of words. I’m humbled by your appreciation. 🙂 <3

  • nice haiku in sync with the beautiful picture

  • Nice Haiku. Very beautifully composed.

  • Rakesh Pandey

    Very truly said! Loved the haiku, especially the reference to the stygian crypt! The misery enhances the beauty. Lovely!

    • Thank you so much Rakesh ji. It’s my privilege you liked my Haiku. Thanks for stopping by. 🙂

  • A full moon night is really beautiful.
    Nice words to compliment this lovely.

    • Thank you so much Swati. Glad that you liked my words. 🙂

  • Chaitali Bhattacharjee

    Serene as the moon

  • Nice one!

  • Purba Chakraborty

    Beautiful choice of words. Wonderful haiku 🙂
    I really loved knowing about the midnight walk in the garden <3

    • Thanks Purba. It becomes quite pleasant these days around midnight. Try out. I guess Kolkata weather is equally nice. I’ve spent springs there some years back. Still miss the food, people and weather of your city. Wish to visit your city of joy once again. Love you dear. 🙂 <3 .

  • impetuous yes… 🙂 amazing picture and perfect lines to go with it… 🙂

  • Nice haiku. And, thanks for reminding there is a moon :D. Otherwise mostly we get to see the moon on some special occasions only.

    • Thank you so much Mr. Kr. And yes, there is a moon all the 365 days of the year, no matter we could see it or not. 🙂

  • Moon-Stygian-beauty. Liked the combination. 🙂

  • Very beautiful both pic and words.

  • The bright moon stretching its halo over the darkness looming below… beautiful description ma’am… 🙂

    • Thank you so much Maniparna. It’s my privilege being appreciated by you. 🙂

  • The irony of the hi-tech lives we live! Anyway, a lovely Haiku and capture as a contrast to the gloom!

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