One Month of Haiga – Haiga 26 – February 26, 2016


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:

Haiga 26


afternoon visit
peeping behind veils
late winter moon

© G.s.k. ‘16

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Have a great day, ciao!  Bastet


Why Do We See the Moon in Daylight?

8 thoughts on “One Month of Haiga – Haiga 26 – February 26, 2016

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  4. oh. very cool. i like the day moon a lot. in fact i take a lot of photos of the day moon too. it’s up there far more often than people realize. and it can be up there at any time of the day. yes, early morning through late afternoon and on both sides of that going into and out of the night. it’s just a lot harder to spot than at night. once you discover the path of the night moon in your area, watch along that same path horizon to horizon during the day and you’ll spot the day moon far more often then you’d think. of course you can also look at moon rise and moon set guides (often found on calendars but you can find them easily on line too) and they will tell you when the day moon will be out. that will make it even easier to see the day moon when you look along that moon path. way fun. aloha

    • It is odd that we don’t realize how often the moon is actually out during the day – you know it’s almost at though we’ve taken what we’ve been taught an superimposed it upon reality. I really love to moon watch day or night! 🙂

  5. I like the Haiga and Ladyhawke, the famous entrance of Isabeau turning into the light of the moon, shrouded in a black cloak is a moment tthat I’ve never been able to shake. It’s completely burned into my moviegoing brain and it marked my big screen introduction to the woman who would become my favourite actress.
    I saw Ladyhawke twice the week it opened and was so hypnotized I completely understood the Bishop’s obsession and Etienne Navarre’s unshakeable romantic devotion.

    • I know what you mean about Ladyhawke – a really great fil … and every once and a while I still go back to see it. Thanks for sharing with me here your enthusiastic testimonial 🙂

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