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Haikai Challenge #150: Sturgeon Moon and dVerse OLN


Late summer paddies
glow under the sturgeon moon –
shadows swim upstream.





Image: Ando Hiroshige – Mt. Kyodai and the Moon Reflected in the Rice Fields at Sarashina in Shinano Province, No. 25

Ando Hiroshige (b. 1797 – d. 1858)


Frank J. Tassone is the host of Haikai Challenge.  Frank says:
This week, write the haikai poem of your choice (haiku, senryu, haibun, tanka, haiga, renga, etc.) that alludes to the sturgeon moon.

Linda Lee Lyberg is today’s host for dVerse Open Link Night.

49 thoughts on “Haikai Challenge #150: Sturgeon Moon and dVerse OLN

  1. This is such a beautiful piece, Lisa. It’s just so evocative and lovely. I was staring at the painting accompanying it, and I thought that the style looked familiar to me. Then when I search the artist’s name, he was the same one who created the night snow painting (which I adore):

    Anyway, I enjoyed this poem very much. It’s beautiful and evocative to nature. ❤

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  2. I love your interpretation of this beautiful image, Lisa, especially the way the sturgeon moon and the shadows only hint at fish in the river, and the single word ‘upstream’ speaks volumes.

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    1. I think the moons are named for what’s going on during that season. The sturgeons are swimming upstream under the sturgeon moon, and the rice is ready to be harvested at this time of year also.

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