River of Heaven


Frank Tassone’s prompt for today’s Haikai poem is the Milky Way. In Japanese culture the Milky Way is called amanogawa.  So this week, we turn our attention to the traditional, early autumn kigo of the Milky Way (amanogawa). The literal translation of amanogawa is “river of heaven.”

A milky circle
galaxías kýklos spins
Tiny specks go ‘round
Homogenized stardust shines
As light cream blends // bends our minds

Milky Way Photo: from Bing – wallpaper.in

For more information or to join with the prompt: https://frankjtassone.com/2019/08/17/haikai-challenge-100-8-17-19-milky-way-amanogawa-lit-river-of-heaven-haiku-senryu-haibun-tanka-haiga-renga/


31 thoughts on “River of Heaven

  1. I’ve never written about the night sky but I always wanted to. Hopefully when we sell up and move north to retire, I can replace my telescope that was broken in one of our Air Force relocations many moons ago.

    Thanks for painting this picture in words and the photo.

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  2. I think I will remember this every time I add cream to my coffee and stir 😉
    Reminiscent of snow globes and the contained universes/scenes withing.
    Could we all just be in one gigantic snow glow left on a shelf….
    I think I saw that on some sci fi show once. 😉

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  3. Pingback: #Haikai Challenge 102 (8/31/19): Autumn contemplation (shuushi) #haiku #senryu #haibun #tanka #haiga #renga – Frank J. Tassone

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