Fort Fright

On top of the hill

where two rivers meet

a Halloween event

lighted up by Hunter’s Moon,

warm wood smoke and History.


I have been hoping to witness the second full moon of autumn for the last few days. The official full moon day was Wednesday but viewing can be good a few days before and after the official date. Unfortunately my moon view was blocked by cloud cover until Thursday night when I was at Fort Henry, an historical site on the St Lawrence and Cataraqui Rivers, for an event called ‘Fort Fright’.

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September Tan Renga #18

grass on river bank

bending over in warm breeze

pale moon looking down

© Ken Gierke (RivrVlogr)

glimpsing all that slips away

never ending ebb and flow (my response)


Episode #18 of Carpe Diem’s Tan Renga Challenges for September 2018 features a haiku recently written by Ken Gierke, a poet who posts on WordPress (link above).

Summer nights

Thursday night:

Late summer drive

wind roars in my ears

cool breath of night


Tonight’s moon is lost 

though mists unveil the stars

an eerie feeling


Friday night:

As last embers glow 

quiet suspends in coolness

moonlight cups the sky


Not visible in this photo is the crescent shape of the almost quarter moon. One of many benefits of Carpe Diem Haiku Kai prompts is their encouragement to absorb the outdoors. The prompt ‘cool’ nudged me to closer enjoyment of summer night air—touched in two of these haiku.

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