Moon leaves, or: Night thoughts

My 1st kimo

Night envelopes; penetrates; becoming;
Absent moon leaves empty space;
Thoughts sparkle among stars

What’s a kimo?

According to this website, kimo poems are an Israeli ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ฑ version of haiku. Apparently, there was a need for more syllables in Hebrew. That said, most of the rules are still familiar:

  • 3 lines.
  • No rhymes.
  • 10 syllables in the first line, 7 in the second, and 6 in the third.

Also, the kimo is focused on a single frozen image (kind of like a snapshot). So it’s uncommon to have any movement happening in kimo poems.

48 thoughts on “Moon leaves, or: Night thoughts”

        1. The photo is a free photo that I found searching for images on Google – I didn’t take it. I wanted a photo of a night sky without a moon, and of all the free photos I found, this one drew me the most.

          1. I wish I could visit. I suppose the Jerusalem of my mind is surrounded by hills and beautiful landscape. I never really think about the reality I suppose.

          2. both realities are true – Jerusalem is beautiful, and there are hills and beautiful landscape (particularly around Jerusalem), but it’s also a major city with some very poor urban neighborhoods.

          3. I no longer eat meat – I’m vegan, but looking at the cholent post made me long for my grandmother and her food in a way that brought back an old memory of her chiding my grandfather while she served the meal, all I could remember were the words “shtik fleisch”….I thought, as a child she was talking about the meal! It is so good to think of them.

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