Paying tribute

Written for; W3 # 41, hosted by David

Ange’s prompt guidelines

  1. Select a haiku written by someone other yourself;
  2. Construct a “Golden Shovel”poem from that haiku.

Golden Shovel?

A golden shovel is a poetic form in which the last word of each line forms a second, pre-existing poem (or section thereof), to which the poet is paying homage.


I have selected this Haiku by Yosa Buson;

“Lighting One Candle”

The light of a candle

Is transferred to another candle—

Spring twilight


Allure of the

Serene light

Twinkling of

Million stars on a

Inky sky, just like many a candle

Lit is

Hypnotic and mesmerizing, transferred

Via our retina to

The wandering thoughts, another

Thought occurred to me like a candle

Lit scenario, the stars sparkle in the spring

Sky, the twilight





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