leaving
the wayfarers’ chapel
moonlight


7 Responses

  1. Dirk van Nouhuys Says:

    Nice; reminds me of Issa.

  2. williamgottlieb Says:

    Beautiful! Such a precise, expansive and lovely evocation of the mysterious connection of natural force and human destiny, of the sacred in the everyday. Thank you!

  3. lamartcooper Says:

    So much thought in just 5 words. A nice contrast of motion in the first line and the steadfastness of moonlight in the last line. Nice work!

    Lamart

  4. MaryJo Says:

    evocative, a sense of loneliness about this even with the steadfast companionship of the moon–maybe the cold light, both of them wayfarers, no? I keep coming back to this haiku so I suspect there is much more going on than I've so far discovered…it haunts me. Thank you so much.

  5. haikuapprentice Says:

    Another superb haiku, Roland.

    I love the way the visual imagery shifts as I explore the deliberate ambiguity of the arrangement of the verse. It is like a scene half-seen through moonlight. Beautiful and subtle poetry.

    Great to be back with another volume of Tinywords!

    Best wishes to all poets and the community.

    Strider

  6. martin1223 Says:

    rapa nui
    around the faint silhouette
    the night sky

  7. hammerandtongs Says:

    Lovely. Who, or what, is leaving? Is it the poet leaving the wayfarers chapel, and so also the moonlight shining through the glass walls of the wayfarers chapel?
    Or the moonlight, leaving the chapel; maybe because clouds have covered the moon, or the angle of the moonlight changing as the night progresses?
    rich with meaning.

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