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Heeding Haiku With HA: To Derive Inspiration From Poetry # 6

This is the sixth installment of this prompt series. And this week, we are trying to look through the imagery of a carefully woven and intricately balanced poem, Moonrise, by D.H. Lawrence.

Moonrise

And who has seen the moon, who has not seen
Her rise from out the chamber of the deep,
Flushed and grand and naked, as from the chamber
Of finished bridegroom, seen her rise and throw
Confession of delight upon the wave,
Littering the waves with her own superscription
Of bliss, till all her lambent beauty shakes towards us
Spread out and known at last, and we are sure
That beauty is a thing beyond the grave,
That perfect, bright experience never falls
To nothingness, and time will dim the moon
Sooner than our full consummation here
In this odd life will tarnish or pass away.

The prompt for this week is to read this poem carefully, understand it, dwell in its nooks and corners, and once you feel it crawling on your skin, begin to write a haiku or tanka or both, rich in imagery and showing things from a more personal perspective.

What to do next?

1. Publish a post with your haiku or tanka if you have a blog. If you haven’t got a blog, you can share them in the comments down below. In case you have published a post, you can submit its link in the linking widget.

2. After you have made the post, take some of your time and visit the links of other participants. This is how we learn and improvise. Return again at the end of the week if you have made your post during the weekdays because there would be new links to visit, which would help us all to make connections and develop the feeling of community and togetherness in our adventure every week. Even if you can’t take out the time to visit all the links, then visit at least the link shared before or after you and offer your feedback and develop comradeship with that person.

Image source: Moon Rise by Sally Witty

You can also add the following tags to your post: HeedingHaikuWithHA and MindLoveMisery’sMenagerie.

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About anmol(alias HA)

I am a whimsical writer, a passionate poet and a righteous reader, but above all I am a benign being drifting along the winds of the days that make a lifetime.

6 comments on “Heeding Haiku With HA: To Derive Inspiration From Poetry # 6

  1. Pingback: Give Me Back My Moon | Who Is Selma Siri

  2. Misky
    February 11, 2015

    I’m rubbish with haiku, but I was inspired by your moon. 🙂
    https://selmasiri.wordpress.com/2015/02/11/give-me-back-my-moon/

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