Mere Lake

Mere lake
In its waters
The moon
Its strange

by Emmanuel George Cefai

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The form is not exact but this poem is spiritually a haiku, because it takes something small and seemingly unconnected from the rest of nature and shows it is really significanct and connected to a larger reality which it foreshadows and which it therefore participates in. This is what a haiku does, which is more important than limiting it to 17-syllables. Where does the Moon truly exists? In the night sky, or in the water? What is more real: that dead rock in earth orbit, or the luminous reflection in the crystalline water of the pool?