#Haikai Challenge #135: New Moon

The lunatics wait
for her arrival each month –
when she is all theirs.
* * *
Her lasting beauty
needs its sleep; she retires to
a darkened chamber.
* * *
New Moon gives stars a
chance to take center stage, but
only once a month.
* * *
Jealous eyes wonder
what she does when she’s gone far –
returning lips sealed.
* * *
Rivers pine away,
ungraced by her silver light –
owls hoot her return.

 

 

These are in a haiku form but not the traditional format. Hoping they will be acceptable for this week’s Haikai Challenge.

Frank J. Tassone is the host of Haikai Challenge.  Frank says:
This week, write the haikai poem of your choice (haiku, senryu, haibun, tanka, haiga, renga, etc.) that alludes to the new moon.

28 Comments Add yours

  1. Full moon here last week, and we had a few loonies in the house…

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  2. Kathe W. says:

    I am always so happy when the moon is full. Glorious light.

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  3. Sadje says:

    So beautiful. The moon is a thing of mystery and beauty.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Yes, she is 🙂

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      1. Sadje says:

        👍👍👍

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  4. The lunatic is in his head.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      “the paper holds their folded faces to the floor, and every day the paperboy brings more”

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  5. judeitakali says:

    Woah this is beautiful Jade

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thank you, Jude.

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      1. judeitakali says:

        Always a pleasure Jade

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  6. memadtwo says:

    The first one is my favorite. (K)

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    1. msjadeli says:

      🙂 Glad you enjoyed it, K.

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  7. Reblogged this on Frank J. Tassone and commented:
    #Haiku Happenings #1 (4/20/20): Jade Li’s latest #gendai #haiku sequence for my current #haikai challenge!

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Frank, thank you for letting me know there is a term for this kind of haiku and that it still qualifies as haiku!

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      1. My pleasure, Jade! Gendai is the term for modern haiku, that form that breaks all the rules. I honestly don’t know if Gendai “purists” would consider yours of the form, but I’ve never been a purist! 😉

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  8. merrildsmith says:

    Lovely–a full range from lunatics embracing her to owls calling her back.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Merril, thanks! Off topic: have you heard anything from Jane?

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      1. merrildsmith says:

        Hi, yes. I actually did get an e-mail from her over the weekend after my mom died. I don’t know when she’ll be back on because it’s not likely she’ll be getting a new computer any time soon. But she and her family were all OK.

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        1. msjadeli says:

          Merril, very sorry to hear your mom passed. My sincere condolences. Glad you heard from Jane and she and her family are ok.

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          1. merrildsmith says:

            Thank you very much. I appreciate that.

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  9. jazzytower says:

    That first one is funny! Though there are those who don’t need the moon to let their Looney shine😊

    Pat

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thanks for reading, Pat 🙂

      Like

  10. Jules says:

    What is tradition in regards to haiku… even the experts cannot agree.
    I enjoyed them all.

    We are all limited lunatics with our own secrets 😀

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Jules you are so right and a good perspective on the moon. Glad you enjoyed them 🙂

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