Out of Reach
" For this week’s prompt, I’ve selected a few poetic names from Bruce Hamana Sosei’s book, 100 Beautiful Words in The Way of Tea. Pick the English version of one (or more if the mood hits you) to shape your words around."
I chose these two. Both brought to mind impossibilities, striving for that which can never be achieved. I have never seen fireflies, they don't exist here, so to go searching for them would be an exercise in futility, a wild goose chase.
Hotaru-gari – go searching for fireflies
Tsuki-koru – the moon freezes
There you go again,
just searching for fireflies.
The moon would sooner freeze in the sky
than you’ll ever leave this town.
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