Haiku: The Peony Lantern



peony flowers
her spirit drifts
from scented petals


“He saw two slender women come out of the dimness hand in hand. One of them carried a lantern with a bunch of peony flowers tied to the handle. It was such a lantern as is used at the time of the Bon in the service of the dead. It swung as the two women walked, casting an uncertain light.” – from the Japanese fairytale The Peony Lantern


(Image credit: Warwick Goble)

Written for Carpe Diem #1356 The Peony Lantern (Japanese fairy-tale)





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