Haiku #2: ‘Rhiannon Leads’: For The Autumn Equinox, 2016

160921-haiku-standard-poetry-liturgyAn Haiku is a form of Japanese poetry, consisting of 17 syllables, in three metrical phrases. That is, there are five syllables in the first line, seven syllables in the second line, and back to five syllables in the third or last line.

This form of poetry typically contains a ‘kigo’, which is a seasonal descriptive reference. Hence, the reference to ‘balance’ in this haiku as it’s coming up to the autumn equinox (that us, literally, ‘equal night’). And, so my haiku for this autumn equinox:

Light and darkness dance.
In balance. Rhiannon leads.
Blessed. Sleep now follows.

Wishing you, and those whom you love a blessed time at this Autumn equinox.

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