“New Views Explain Saturn Moon’s Yin-Yang Look” (Dick Whyte)

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………………..round and
………………..round and round—
………………..the moon

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Headlines:

“New Views Explain Saturn Moon’s Yin-Yang Look” (MSNBC)

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Poem by Dick Whyte (see editor biographies). Read more by this poet. First published in Chrysanthemum (April, 2009).

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  1. Laryalee

    This fits very well, Dick…nice haiku!
    (But I’ve just finished Christmas dinner and now reading this, I’m dizzy, lol!)
    ;)
    Lary

  2. Laurence Stacey

    Nice work man! This is a fantastic example of how the use of reiteration can enhance a haiku. Well done!

  3. Editor

    Hahahaha – sorry about that Lary – it does have a dizzying effect!! Thanks to both of you for the lovely kind words and a very merry christmas to you both as well.

  4. Chen-ou Liu

    “This is a fantastic example of how the use of reiteration can enhance a haiku.”

    One more thing about your use of reiteration:

    Read in the context of Chinese concept of Ying and Yang,

    Even number is Yin, and odd number is Yang.

    And the moon is Yin, and the sun is Yang.

    Dick, you successfully demonstrate Yin/Yang balance in this haiku. LOL!

    I enjoy the read. Brilliantly penned.

    Chen-ou

  5. Dick Whyte

    Wow – that is an awesome reading Chen-ou. I do try to incorperate the yin-yang into most of my thought processes (antedote to Western binary) but I was certainly not conscious of doing it here. But then – I place a lot of stock in the existence of an unconscious which is able to think deeply without me knowing about it. Anyway – thanks Chen-ou, this made my day.

  6. Chen-ou Liu

    “I do try to incorperate the yin-yang into most of my thought processes (antedote to Western binary) but I was certainly not conscious of doing it here. But then – I place a lot of stock in the existence of an unconscious which is able to think deeply without me knowing about it.”

    Dick, from a Jungian perspective, this paranormal phenomenon is better called synchronicity, a theory that is influenced by the I Ching. Jung once wrote a forward to Lectures on the I Ching: Constancy and Change by Richard Wilhelm. The concept of Yin and Yang is well explored in the I Ching.

    Chen-ou

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