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#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 thoughts on “#Haikai Challenge #135: New Moon

      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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      1. 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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