We’ve all seen it … the moon peeping through the clouds or boldly looking on the world during the day. It’s popular belief that the moon is never seen when the sun is up, so we all make up lovely poems and fantasy stories about the this romantic impossibility.
One of my favourite films (with Rutger Hauer and Michelle Pfeiffer) is “Ladyhawke“. Here a cruel and somewhat corrupt Bishop of Aquila (his name means eagle and is also the name of a city in Italy) desires Lady Isabeau d’Anjou for his own but realizing that she’s in love with the Captain of the Guards Navarre uses dark magic to transform them into a hawk (she during the day) and a wolf (he during the night) so that even though always together, they are eternally apart … unless there is “a day without a night and a night without a day” or when the moon and the sun shine in the sky together. Not even taking into consideration that actually the moon and sun do show up from time to time together, the writer tells us that what will save them from their fate is appearing before the Bishop during a total eclipse. Sigh … isn’t that so romantic!
However in our everyday life, no such magic exists and we don’t need a total eclipse for the moon and sun to be out together … so there she was in January peeping over Mount Baldo in Malcesine and I captured her in a few photographs (though in my haiku I’m treating it as a late February moon 😉 ). Today’s theme then is:
a daytime moon
And here is my haiga:
peeping behind veils
late winter moon
© G.s.k. ‘16
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