#Haiki Challenge #120: Wolf Moon (Okami Tsuki)

Photo wallpaper winter, mountains, night, lake, the moon, ate, frost, Canada, Albert, Banff National Park, Alberta, Canada, …

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.

The January Full Moon is often called the Wolf Moon. Other names include Old Moon, Ice Moon, and Snow Moon, although this name is usually attributed to the February Full Moon.

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

14 Comments Add yours

  1. rothpoetry says:

    Very nice Jade! Love the icy fingers in the ice!

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thanks Dwight!


  2. memadtwo says:

    I love the image of the rabbits. (K)

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  3. Could ‘hear’ the cold throughout the tanka. As if there was hurry to get back indoors. Loved it.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Petru, thank you. I was feeling the cold as I wrote it also 🙂

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  4. Indira says:

    Lovely. Is it too cold at your place?

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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. Jules says:

    Interesting about the snow fall – it allows one to see those rabbits foot prints. 🙂
    (Which I saw while shoveling this morning – we didn’t get that much but enough that had to be cleared…)

    I saw the moon through newly show decorated ice and snow tree fingers around 4 am this morning. The only window without a screen… I couldn’t see the moon – so no photo this time.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Glad you got some snow but not too much. We have a dusting on the ground and powder is falling right now. I need to look out and see that wolf moon approaching. I hope you can capture the moon in a photo, Jules.

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      1. Jules says:

        I’ve other full moon… but it would be nice to capture the Wolf Moon 🙂

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