Sunday, April 21, 2013

Blue Moon


in the stillness
of the vast blue sky-
the moon sighs
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The moon is fascinating and evocative, with so much mystery and mystique evolving around it. There will be a full moon on April 25. In the meantime, here is an image of the moon I captured today. I wonder if the moon looks at the world from above and sighs ...
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My haiku is my contribution to the Imaginary Garden, where Grace invites us to write a Lune poem (lune means moon in French). It's a three-line haiku with a 3-5-3 word count.

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  1. Lovely lune with the moon sighing ~ I think he or she does ~

    And the light beaming from the moon in your photo is stunning as well ~

    Thanks for participating in RT's Sunday Challenge ~

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    1. Thank you, Grace, for introducing us to this lovely Lune form, which was new to me :)

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  2. This is really lovely,,the photo and your words. Soft and gentle to the ear and eye..

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  3. Beautiful, Loredana. I found myself sighing as I read your poem. Smiles. Lovely photo as well.

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  4. The moon sighs..very nice..so did I..

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  5. Eloquent in its very simplicity ...........

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    1. Thank you, Helen, for understanding the deeper meaning, in whichever way that resonates with you :)

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  6. Wow! ed io sospiro ed ammiro estasiata

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    1. Brava, Simo, mi hai capito benissimo ... un abbraccio :)

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  7. And did the moonbeams come from your mind's eye, I wonder? *smiles*

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    1. Yes, imagination is a wonderful thing, isn't it? Smiles :)

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  8. I love the moon. The moon is the most beautiful thing in nature to me...

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  9. Oh! How gorgeous! 'The moon sighs' ~ love it ~ and the image is just beautiful.

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  10. I love the calm n' peaceful feeling from your words!
    Ahhhh
    :D

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  11. Petite and pleasant. That sighing moon ...:-)

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    1. Yes, being petite adds to the charm, or perhaps vulnerability. Thanks for noticing details of my image :)

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  12. The moon sighs and so do I. What an amazing photo--moon looks like a comet!

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    1. Thank you, I like your interpretation of my image :)

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  13. This is very romantic. I love your presentation.

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  14. I like this very much. Neat picture as well.

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  15. Cara Loredana un Haiku perfetto per una immagine speciale!
    Abbraccio,Rita.

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    1. Cara Rita, questo Giovedi' ci sara' la Luna Piena. Quindi questo e' un mio piccolo omaggio alla bellezza della luna che ci fa' sospirare e incantare. Un abbraccio :)

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  16. I sense longing, Loredana - perhaps the moon is thrilled by the daytime activity she so rarely has a glimpse of!

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    1. Hi Ninot, I love how everyone has a different interpretation. Yes, it could be a metaphor for yearning, longing ... thank you for your lovely visit :)

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  17. I love your haiku! The moon sighing is the perfect imagery :)

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  18. in the stillness
    of the vast blue sky-
    the moon sighs

    Hi Loredana. You asked my opinion about your haiku.So, I will tell you frankly.
    This is a beautiful one sentence short poem.
    In haiku there must be two contrasted or compaired images.
    Personification is not allowed in haiku because haiku must be objective. Adjectives and adverbs are not allowed for the same reason.
    In oreder to turn it into haiku, I suggest the following version:


    in the stillness
    of the vast blue sky-
    the moon sighs


    blue sky-
    in the stillness of
    vastness,a sigh

    Haiku must give room for interpretation. It showes rather than tells.

    Blessings...
    Rita








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    1. Hi Rita, thank you for your thoughtful analysis. Yes, you are absolutely correct about the rules for an authentic haiku. I'm aware of those rules and appreciate the reminders. My question to you was whether you believe other forms of haiku are valid. I wrote this in the Lune haiku form for the challenge, which doesn't require those rules. Or do you believe in strictly traditional haiku? I enjoy your viewpoint, thank you :)

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  19. Yes, lovely. Is a Lune even a haiku? I thought it was inspired from haiku, but a totally new form. (I really don't know as I was just introduced to it with this exercise :)

    I adore that photo... Did you have a tripod? A super huge zoom lens? (I'm a tad jealous :)

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    1. No tripod or huge zoom lens. Just a bit of serendipity as I happened to notice the moon on my way home. Yes, I think Lunes are inspired from haiku, but I'm still learning about this new form, too. Thanks for your comment :)

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  20. What an extraordinarily beautiful photograph to accompany your beautiful words!
    K

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  21. Beautiful Haiku and it goes perfect with your moon shot.

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  22. What a most unusual picture...very lovely words too.

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  23. This intrigues me. The image of the sigh is so apropos for the faint blush of moon that we see in the edges of daylight hours. Wonderfully done and a lovely photo.

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    1. Thank you for your interesting perspective :)

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