ascension —
sunlight through the wings
of the shad fly


12 Responses

  1. harrisfr Says:

    Love this!

  2. MaryJo Says:


  3. Mojde Says:

    Very beautiful!
    A brief life
    But an endless horizon

  4. Jan Benson Says:

    So much up drifting good energy in this ku!
    Jan Benson

  5. Carol Says:

    Graphic and uplifting. To be read again and again.

  6. infolesliebamford Says:

    Very beautiful, Marianne.

  7. Barbara Kaufmann Says:

    Yes! Thank you, Marianne, this is lovely!

  8. janewilliams Says:

    Yes, a gorgeous haiku !

  9. Banyan Tree Haiku Says:

    Thank you!
    -Marianne Paul

  10. Alan Summers Says:

    I love the occasional high register word in haiku. I have a couple up my sleeve too. :-)

    "ascension" is a wonderfully mellifluous choice!

    Your haiku is then beautifully 'grounded' with naming the type of fly:

    sunlight through the wings
    of the shad fly


    The shad fly is deeply embedded in culture and a very haiku subject due to its fleeting transience akin to cherry blossom.

    "The name shadfly is from the Atlantic fish the shad, which runs up American East Coast rivers at the same time as many mayflies emerge."

    warm regards,


  11. Says:

    So simple and wonderful

  12. seaviewwarrenpoint Says:

    I love it, Marianne! :)


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