Mijikayo (short night)

I’m learning more about kigo and their use in haiku. Today, my inspiration is the upcoming summer solstice.

Sunrise over Stonehenge on the summer solstice...

Cheating the Dark

Summer solstice sun
Reluctantly falls away
Eager to return

Dark a little while
Painted sky of twinkling light
Short night reigns supreme

Unjust imbalance
Season of disadvantage
Battles for the sky

This haiku trio is inspired by the Carpe Diem #210 writing prompt called Mijikayo. I tried to link my three verses, giving balance between the day and night. Throughout the poem, I attempt to liken the earth’s turning to a constant battle between day and night where sunlight takes the advantage in the summer.


About ewdupler

Gene is an avid outdoorsman, loves reading and is known to put pen to paper (well, he types) as an amateur poet.
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6 Responses to Mijikayo (short night)

  1. Maggie Grace says:

    These are all lovely! And you just began? Wonderful.

  2. jazzbumpa says:

    battle balance
    or the circle of life


  3. kz says:

    eager to return.. these are all lovely, but the first one’s the best for me 🙂

  4. magicalmysticalteacher says:

    Isn’t it paradoxical that sometimes the short things (a summer solstice night, for instance) can reign over longer things…

    Shortest Night

  5. That first one is brilliant …

  6. jrbsays says:

    I too love the first one, I’m sure the Sun doesn’t like being upstaged by the moon 😉

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