new moon earth day – – haibun

Yesterday was to be a personal ‘holiday’. . . a promise to myself.

new moon

the invitation of


What better time to tend body and soul than an auspicious conjunction of darkness and hope…

Earth Day at home

dreams of

new beginnings

And then life chose its own course. Today I splash to the surface, catch my breath.

making space

I survive

the unexpected



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Yesterday was April 22, 2020 Earth Day on a new moon.

Haikai Challenge #135 – – New Moon

Cold moon: haiku

We are at the threshold of the new lunar cycle for December—some of its names are ‘Cold Moon’, ‘Long Night Moon’, ‘Moon before Yule’. I wrote a few haiku to mark the occasion:

New Moon

sparks of excitement

in winter air


New Cold Moon

the last lunar cycle

before his birth


Cold Moon

the steady hum

of the furnace


Cold Moon

now autumn is buried

we wait for spring


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