Dear Haijin, visitors and travelers,
Maybe you can remember our Legend, Myth, Saga and Fairytale month (May 2014) in which we explored the most wonderful stories from all over the world. In response on that month there were a few suggestions for prompts. One of them was "Japanese ghosts and spirits and so on" and that was the reason that I have brought up this prompt Hantu Pisang. The Hantu Pisang (Mah Meri) is a beautiful ghost that is supposedly formed when the heart of the banana bud is pierced with a nail attached to a thread. There is a movie with this Hantu Pisang in the lead, but I couldn't find it again.
There are also several photo's in which people see Hantu Pisang as e.g.
|In the Red Circles you can see Hantu Pisang|
I have sought for other pictures and I must say I have found a picture with a real Hantu Pisang on it ...
|Pisang-Art: Hantu Pisang|
I have written a haiku inspired on this Hantu Pisang idea, but there will be no pisang in it, but the one I love, she ... the moon. A few days ago, I was in the nightshift, I was underway to my work, it became a little bit misty and as I looked to the sky I saw her, the moon clothed in a thin veil of clouds. The thin clouds looked like beams ... right on that moment I cycled through a bank of fog I felt the moist coldness of the fog and I shivered ... It felt like something carressed my skin ... a ghost?
I don't think so, but it inspired me to write the following haiku:
kiri no aki no yoru kanojo ha tsuki usui kumo no ushiro kara sekai ni yuurei wo soushin shimasu
a misty autumn night -
she, the moon, sends ghosts from behind thin clouds
back into the world
|a misty autumn night|
And I have another nice haiku, not written by myself, but by Yozakura, the unknown haiku-poet.
hantoumei no koucha no kappu cha no fukai himitsu goosuto wo hi hyouji ni
translucent tea cup
hides a deep secret
ghost of tea
Well ,,, I hope you did like this episode about Hantu Pisang and that it will inspire you to write an all new haiku ... Have fun ... be inspired and share ..