Little Full Moon ~ for Carpe Diem Mid Autumn Kigo #300, Matsuyoi (waiting evening) – Haiga

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waiting evening

tea in hand above my paper

the little full moon


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“little full moon” as I understand it, refers to the moon this time of year (the September harvest moon) the day before it is full, so it is actually the”not-quite-full, full moon” or—little full moon.

 “waiting evening ” is the evening before the full moon or the eve of the full moon—in September (as Christmas eve is the day/night before Christmas—in December).

Also as I understand it, “moon” in haiku refers to the full moon, so “full moon” is rarely used. When any other kind of moon is intended that kind of moon is specified: three quarter moon, new moon, waxing/waning moon and so on.

My response to prompt #300, Matsuyoi (waiting evening) for the Carpe Diem September 2013 prompts, which are centered around traditional “kigo” or “season words” for autumn.  Matsuyoi (waiting evening) is a mid autumn kigo.

September on Carpe Diem has been divided into three different seasons of traditional autumn kigo: Early Autumn, Mid Autumn and Late Autumn. The informative prompt and responses to this prompt can be found on the Carpe Diem Blog.

You are invited to respond to these prompts as well.

Have fun. Explore haiku. Aloha—Rick

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