Vincenzo Adamo (Italy)

street lamps off…
the moth chases
a falling star

Comment: a graceful haiku (fūga 風雅) where the two part or ku 句 mutually reinforce each other via juxtaposition (toriawase 取り合わせ). In fact, the poem plays on the contrast between the darkness of the first ku and the sparkling trail of the ‘falling star’ (nagareboshi 流れ星) in the second one, as well as on the stillness/movement dualism given by this association, i.e. the motionless and heavy ‘street lamps’ in line 1 and the same falling star chased by a moth (ga 蛾). This poem also represents the author’s journey to make his dreams come true.

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