A tribute to Chiyo-ni

名月に帰りて咄す事はなし
meigetsu ni kaerite hanasu koto wa nashi

moon-viewing —
after coming home
nothing to say .

Chiyo-ni

One of the haiku master that I hopelessly fell in love with was Kaga No Chiyo  or better known as Chiyo-ni . Her life was full of tragedies . The death of her husband and her only son broken her heart . She became a nun and thus the name “ni” . Her entire life was dedicated to writing haiku and poetry .

I love the above haiku -moon viewing-
as it shows her endurance and dedication to poetry amidst the tragedies . ….
In the above haiku she enjoyed the viewing of the full moon until late into the night, and then she went home. Maybe she gazed at the full moon the whole night …  but when she returned home she could not say anything except the feeling of being moon-struck. There was nothing more…

Inspired by her life and by the above poetry , I wrote this haiku …

autumn harvest moon
is she looking at you too –
stranger’s pond lily .

photo(my pic )

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for,
Carpe Diem My Favorite Haiku by … #2 Chiyo-Ni’s Morning Glory

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6 thoughts on “A tribute to Chiyo-ni

  1. jazzytower

    Ah! Moon struck and not wanting to break the spell. That’s what I got from that haiku of hers too. It might very well have been a harvest moon too. Well done!

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  2. joanna

    connected through the ages by looking at something eternal

    [ thank you for your perceptive comments over the past few weeks. Your blog is not easy to find, but I finally got here :-)]

    Reply

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