ballet of fireflies ~ haiku

ballet of fireflies
bids farewell to fading light
evening chill sets in

This haiku is my response to Carpe Diem
Exploring the Beauty of Haiku #1827 Paradox.
I see it more as irony, and perhaps this includes two instances?

Also shared with Colleen’s 2020 Weekly #Tanka Tuesday
#Poetry Challenge No. 185, #Poet’sChoice.

Image source: Museum of Fine Arts Boston
Tree Cricket and Firefly, by Kitagawa Utamoro

10 thoughts on “ballet of fireflies ~ haiku

  1. I also agree about the poignancy, Ken, and Kerfe’s comment about melancholy. I think the paradox lies in the hint of heat in the word ‘fireflies’ compared to the ‘evening chill’, and the fact that they only come out after a hot day to emit their own light when daylight fades. A complex and beautiful paradox haiku.

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