Wandering Spirit Challenge: Yozakura’s daisan

purple hanging light
 illuminating branches
 sensei waits for me

by M. Nakazato LaFreniere

On Carpe Diem, Kristjaan Panneman relates a Wandering Spirit tale. Yozakura is working with sensei on a renga, a collaborative poem. Having written a hokku, sensei responded with the waki. Now sensei wants a daisan. Your mission: help Yozakura write the daisan. This is my daisan submission. If you would like to know who the sensei is (guess!) and the beginnings of the story and poem, visit Wandering Spirit Challenge #1

Note: The purple moon is actually a reference to the image on the Wandering Spirit Challenge for the challenge. I added a moon into this Second Life photograph for my daisan. I found a real life moon photograph that looked like it showed the rabbit for those that know the Japanese folk tale.


Renga, Wikipedia

Photograph in second life: Avatar Kayla Woodrunner

Original moon photograph: Dori — dori 2966 by Dori By User:Dori (Own work), CC-BY-SA-3.0 or CC BY-SA 2.0, via Wikimedia Commons

Font: Pale Blue Eyes by imagex fonts on dafont.com, copyright free for personal use, commercial use contact creator

I also like a sepia version I made. what do you think?

Originally published at Cactus Haiku.