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

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

    Liked by 1 person

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