Monday, September 12, 2011

The Height of Haiku Challenge - Day 12

Today's Theme : moon



Okay, okay, i know this is not the official theme. But today is the Mid-Autumn Festival. It is one of the three most important festivals for the Chinese.

It is celebrated on the 15th day of the 8th month in the Chinese calendar, when the moon is at its fullest and roundest. On this day, family members and friends gather to dine, offer incense to the deities, eat moon cakes and sip tea while admiring the moon.

I will try to get back in sync with the theme the next time.





full moon
photo by dsnake1



mid-autumn


mid-autumn's night.

the moon in the sky
brighter than the children's lanterns.


12/09/2011
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© cheong lee san ( dsnake1 ), 2011

7 comments:

Cassiopeia Rises said...

This may not be about a flood but it is beautiful. Lovely modern Haiku.


Melanie

dsnake1 said...

Thanks, Melanie. :)

somehow, i thought i would like to write something about my culture. :)

Rekha said...

The moon enhances the beauty of the lanterns...Good One.

Gemma Wiseman said...

The last line turns the haiku into a magical scene! Beautiful!

Magical Mystical Teacher said...

It's about a flood of light!




Floods here and here and here

beccagivens said...

The flood of moonlight ... is nicely captured in this Haiku along with your image ... thank you for sharing a sliver of your culture. :-)

dsnake1 said...

Rekha,

thanks for the visit and your kind comments. :)


Gemma,

thanks! i think images with children are always magical. :)


MMT,

thanks for giving me a connection with "flood". now i can say i did not totally ignore the theme. :D


Becca,

it's a pleasure to share a bit of my culture with the readers.

thanks for the kind comments. :)
about the image, it's a photo of the moon i took outside my apartment, and then photo-manipulated by PaintShop.