The blue snowshadow so beautifully
complements the mallards' orange feet.
Alas, in the last day or two most of the snow has melted!
moon fades into dawn
an ivory moth settles
within the lily
The Way of Haiku; an anthology of haiku poems
James W. Hackett, Japan Publications, Tokyo, 1968, page 79.
I have been working on a year-long blog we are making to celebrate the 40th year of my haiku society, The Yuki Teikei Haiku Society, founded in San Jose, California in 1985 by Kiyoshi and Kiyoko Tokutomi. Also, here is a link to the Yuki Teikei main website!
This work is plunging me ever deeper into the world of haiku, which it is very much fun to pair with images. I was lucky to find an old copy of Hackett's book, which containes hundreds of his excellent haiku. The one above is written in the classic 5-7-5 form.