first quarter moon
dancing pinheads burst
into new angel DNA
email to Canada
The moon is in its first quarter
this Japan morning
the day after
the long night
and longer day
even our broken moon
over the biggest wave
separates our love
Alan Summers is a Japan Times award-winning writer for haiku and renga: www.withwords.org.uk
He wrote me tonight:
“Many of my Japanese friends are safe, either home, or still walking back
home. One is even on the 20th storey of a big building because Japanese
buildings are so safe, but homes can’t compete. The wave was travelling
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