Haiku: The Peony Lantern

warwick-goble-peony-lantern-1

 

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)

 

 

 

 

2 thoughts on “Haiku: The Peony Lantern

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s