crescent moon
how the other half
have always lived


4 Responses

  1. Dirk van Nouhuys Says:

    Beautiful and widely resonant.

  2. Theresa C. Says:

    Very thoughtful. Enjoyed this…

  3. Alan Summers Says:

    crescent moon
    how the other half
    have always lived

    —Michael Henry Lee

    Dear Michael,

    Good allusion to the famous haikai verse, and subtle use of crescent moon which could be read as centuries old issues between the West and Islam:

    autumn deep
    the neighbor, what
    is it he does?

    Basho translated verse©William J. Higginson
    Paterson Pieces: Poems, 1969-1979

    aki fukaki
    autumn deep

    tonari wa
    neighbor

    nani o
    what

    suru hito zo
    to do person?

    Basho and transliteration of his haikai verse

    Excellent haiku!

    warm regards,

    Alan

  4. parimala rao Says:

    _
    the crecent moon
    the other half in
    beloved's lips

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