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Solo Renhai: Flying High

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  • John Daleiden
    Solo Renhai Title:  Flying High super moon —* a giant lights up the horizon ISS** orbiting earth— circle of distinguished friends a paper airplane glides
    Message 1 of 1 , May 6, 2012

      Solo Renhai

      Title:  Flying High

      super moon —*
      a giant lights up
      the horizon

      ISS** orbiting earth
      circle of distinguished friends

      a paper airplane
      glides through the cherry blossoms
      Twilight of the Gods***

      Notes: No. __

      Author Notes:

      Supermoon*: On May 5, 2012 the biggest and brightest full moon of 2012 arrived; the moon was about 221,802 miles from Earth. That's about 15,300 miles closer than average (Supermoon).  According to NASA the perigee full moon on May 5, 2012 was as much as 14 percent bigger and 30 percent brighter than other full moons of 2012 (NASA).

      ISS**: The International Space Station orbits earth 15.7 orbits per day (Wikipedia).

      Twilight of the Gods***: Götterdämmerung  (Twilight of the Gods) is the  last in Richard Wagner's cycle of four operas titled Der Ring des Nibelungen (The Ring of the Nibelung, or The Ring for short). It received its premiere at the Bayreuth Festspielhaus on 17 August 1876, as part of the first complete performance of the Ring. The title is a translation into German of the Old Norse phrase Ragnarök, which in Norse mythology refers to a prophesied war of the gods that brings about the end of the world. However, as with the rest of the Ring, Wagner's account of this apocalypse diverges significantly from his Old Norse sources. The term Götterdämmerung is occasionally used in English, referring to a disastrous conclusion of events (Wikipedia).


      Theme: Flying High
      Season: Spring
      Kigo: Cherry blossoms: Plants: The
      Haiku Handbook by William J. Higginson with Penny Harter, p. 270.
      Verse Form:
      Process: 2A, 2B, 1, 3

      Links 1/2:  moon / orbiting (in space) / circle (a vicinity on earth)

      Links 2/3: friends / Gods

      Links 3/1: Twilight (figurative sense as well as the literal beginning of evening) / moon light (at moon rise-twilight) horizon (figurative sense suggesting an ominous end as in the end of time).

      Notes: See the author notes included with the text of the renhai.  It is my feeling these notes need to be included with the renhai since all three terms may be obscure for many readers.

      Thank you for reading.

      John Daleiden


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