Frosting fingers reach,
reflected in blue lake ice —
small creaks, night neighbors
Above floats winter’s wolf moon
Wind calls — rabbits crouch; listen.
Frank J. Tassone is the host of Haiki Challenge. Frank says:
A full moon arrives by January 10.
While the almanac states that Wolf Moon is a Native American name, other sources claim that it has Anglo-Saxon origins. In Anglo-Saxon culture, the January Full Moon was also called the Moon afterYule, which is the time of the ancient festival celebrating the Winter Solstice around December 22.
This week, write the haikai poem of your choice (haiku, senryu, haibun, tanka, haiga, renga) that alludes to the Wolf Moon (Okami Tsuki).
image by Maxima