When I look up at
The wide-stretched plain of heaven,
Is the moon the same
That rose on Mount Mikasa
In the land of Kasuga?
~ Abe no Nakamaro (cited: http://jti.lib.virginia.edu)

skyscape … Leica D-Lux 7 f/5.6 1/400s 34mm 100 ISO

skyscape photograph submitted in response to The Life of B’s monthly square challenge … the absolute rule – Your main photograph must be square in shape!

A full moon!

In the Sacred Fountain Garden

a fish is dancing



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*cited in:

Haiku Master Buson

Yuki Sawa & Edith Shiffert

image initially posted in November, 2013

Left behind

to grow old in this world

without you,

the flowers I pick lose their beauty,

dyed with dark ink.

~Izumi Shikibu  (J Hirshfield & M Aratani, The Ink Dark Moon)

painting the moon