#Haikai Challenge #116 (12/7/19): Cold Moon and dVerse OLN #256

Twelfth night December’s
Iced globe – blue light broadcast
Above and below

Cold moon bounces cross-country
Nature’s wordless winter song


 

Belgian-Malinois-Malanois-DOG-Snow-Forest-LARGE-Art-PRINT-Todd-Young-WINTER-MOONImage result for gazing up full winter moon

In long night’s silence
Winter’s moon is small comfort
To cold loneliness

Two castaways, far apart,
Look up and share a warm dream

 

 

Frank J. Tassone is the host of Haiki Challenge.  Frank says:

During this month the winter cold fastens its grip, and nights are at their longest and darkest. It is also sometimes called the Moon before Yule.

The term Long Night’s Moon is a doubly appropriate name because the midwinter night is indeed long, and because the Moon is above the horizon for a long time. The midwinter full Moon has a high trajectory across the sky because it is opposite a low Sun.

This week, write the haikai poem of your choice (haiku, senryu, haibun, tanka, haiga, renga, etc.) that alludes to this month’s full moon, the Cold Moon.

first image courtesy of the Farmer’s Almanac

second image “Full Moon” image link here

third image, of girl looking up at full moon link here

Grace is today’s host of dVerse Open Link Night, which I am linking these poems to.

 

49 Comments Add yours

  1. Sadje says:

    Poignant and touching.

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      1. Sadje says:

        You’re welcome Li.

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  2. Cara Hartley says:

    The moon is one of those things that has the potential to connect us all. Both poems are lovely!
    ~Cie~

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Yes, it is. Glad you enjoyed the poems, Cie. Thanks 🙂

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  3. memadtwo says:

    What a great juxtaposition of image and word. The moon is a friend on a dark winters night. (K)

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  4. Indira says:

    Both are lovely. loved the last line. Moon,nature’s wordless song.Beautiful.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      ❤ So glad you enjoyed them, Indira.

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  5. Reblogged this on Frank J. Tassone and commented:
    #Haiku Happenings #2: Jade Li’s latest #tanka for my current #haikai challenge!

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  6. Such a dreamy quality to your words. Lovely Lisa.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Linda, thanks, and glad you enjoyed them.

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  7. scotthastiepoet says:

    A very tender write.. I particularly like the notion of ‘broadcast’ in this context, which I found stimulating.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thank you very much, Scott.

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  8. Beautifully done Lisa, I especially love the ‘Two castaways, far apart,
    Look up and share a warm dream’. It’s such a powerful image, animals and humans looking up at the same moon, connecting in that moment xxx

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    1. msjadeli says:

      ❤ Xenia, thank you ❤

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  9. Glenn A. Buttkus says:

    Twin tankas bang for on a winter ballad, overarched by moon song. I liked the line /cold moon bounces cross-country/.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Glenn much thanks and so glad you enjoyed the line.

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  10. Vivian Zems says:

    With strong keywords like blue, ice and winter-you still refuse a sense of warmth into your writing. I enjoyed these!

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Vivian, so happy you enjoyed them 🙂 Thank you for your thoughtful comment.

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  11. Rob Kistner says:

    May this season bring you Joy and Peace!

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Rob I wish these two for you also. How are things going?

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  12. sanaarizvi says:

    Sigh … these are absolutely gorgeous! ❤️❤️ There is something about the moon in winter isn’t there? 🙂

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Yes there is, Sanaa. It was super bright last night, like a spotlight!

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  13. Grace says:

    Beautiful verses of the winter’s moon. Wishing you a good weekend!

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thanks much, Grace. Hope you have the same 🙂

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  14. The last line melted my heart. T_T Too good.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      So happy you connected with it ❤

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  15. Delightful Lisa! I also love the graphics you used 🙂💕

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thanks Christine 🙂 Frank Tassone provided the first one.

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  16. pvcann says:

    Yes, I have often looked up like that, and wondered too, who else is looking up far away, loved this Lisa, evokes an experience.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thank you very much, Paul.

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      1. pvcann says:

        Most welcome Lisa

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  17. The lyrical beauty of this poem is astounding!

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Phillip, so happy you enjoy them, thanks!

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  18. Frank Hubeny says:

    Good observation that the moon is small comfort for cold loneliness.

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  19. Great images to go with your poems!

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thank you! Frank provided the first one.

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  20. Winter Cold Long Full Moons
    Remind me of the ‘Epidemic’
    Of Online LoVE NoW
    Where Imaginations
    Grow and Flourish
    And People Fall
    in Love
    Really
    With Themselves..
    So Easy to Love Imaginary
    Lovers Even when they are real..
    Fiber Optic Cable Just won’t fit A ReaL LoVE iN..:)

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    1. msjadeli says:

      lol delightful and wise, as usual 🙂

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      1. SMiLes.. Thanks!
        Happy Holidays!
        With SMiLes..:)

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        1. msjadeli says:

          Happy Holiday to You and Yours As Well
          ./][:{)} (I hope that comes out looking like Santa)

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          1. Yes it Did! Cool!
            Thank You!😁

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  21. TiongHan says:

    Stunning poem. Absolutely bull’s eye in my heart!

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Ouch! Sounds painful 😉 Glad you enjoyed the poem(s).

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  22. Carol Anne says:

    I love the one about the moon! Very nice! 🙂

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    1. msjadeli says:

      I’m glad, thank you.

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