paper lanterns hung
lighting hearts with a sweet hope
a reverent night
parades and fireworks
dance along with soothing breeze
farewell summer days
the layers of sins
shed at the end of summers
year half gone, half left
smile, celebrate nagoshi
chew guava candies
*Written in response of Carpe Diem # 231.
12 thoughts on “Nagoshi Haiku”
Awesome ‘short haiku story’ on Nagoshi
Thank you, Kristjaan. 🙂
Yes, summer sins!
Paper lanterns, sweet hopes, reverent nights—who could ask for more?
Away from Festivals
I would definitely not ask for more.. Thanks for reading. 🙂
the fading of summer has an almost desperate feel – kind of a ‘make hay while the sun shines’ attitude…
Oh yes.. that is really true.. 🙂
Sins are like onions? They have layers? 🙂
One More Festival
They are more like skin with various epidermic layers hiding what is beneath..
Thanks for reading. 🙂
Very nice— I like the second one in particular
Thank you for the kind remark.