Sunday, February 28, 2010

Haibun - How Light Carves Shadows

How Light Carves Shadows

By pale dawn, from the west, she appears -
a haloed silhouette. Then, golden sun reveals
each chiselled fold released from the stone.

Dusk bathes her in oblique light, in streaks
of rose, peach, violet, blue. As darkness falls,
she rises with the silver moon, a shadow...

the smoothness
of her naked curves -
light carves shadows