night meets dawn (haibun)

asamutsu ya tsukimi no tabi no ake banare
bridge of morning
a journey of moon-viewing
at dawn
© Basho

Our host has written:

in the thin line
as the night flows into the day
sun and moon together

© Chèvrefeuille

sun and moon dancing
as the night flows into the day –
a skylark’s song

© Chèvrefeuille

Here is my attempt:


She reflects on her evening’s work; so many youths lost in suffering. It makes her think about life, her adult children and her grandson. Her heart filled with love as she walks back home late into the night.

At home, she sits and begins to write…a purging of thoughts flooding her screen that shines brightly like the full moon in the window. All these thoughts, suffering, doubts and concerns fill her screen as she turns her head towards the window, as if the moon has answers.

hushed contemplations
scrolls by light of the moon,
the early bird chirps

© Tournesol ’15

On The Trail With Basho Encore #9 Bridge of Morning

4 thoughts on “night meets dawn (haibun)”

    1. Thank you, Hamish, I am glad you enjoyed this. I wished I could have had words to describe when moon bumps into dawn. I have seen this many times but have experienced far more opten the birds reminding me to get to bed.


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