moon-filled dreams ~ haiku, senryū

moon rises
in a cloudy sky

branches dance
to tree frog chorus
pale moonlight

morning plans
hopeful for success
moon-filled dreams

rise early
to see setting moon
clouds return

This haiku/senryū sequence is my response to Twiglet #224 – moon rises. It sums up my attempts to take photos of this month’s “pink” moon/super moon. Monday’s photos yielded trees silhouetted by an obscure moon. The second photo is a 30 second exposure that shows how windy it was. Tuesday morning presented a beautiful amber moon that was already dropping behind clouds well above the horizon. It was totally obscured within three minutes. After taking the night photos, I mentioned to my wife that the tree frogs were the loudest I’d heard in my nine years in Missouri. She reminded me that it was my first time hearing them since getting hearing aids. It’s a loud new world.

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Find Your Way

Find Your Way

Follow your path as it opens
before you, and your direction
will become clear

crossing to recrossUnder
any and all

to your own devices
you must persevere

come any obstacles
that come your way

or wrong,
you will know

In the end
you will achieve
a new beginning

Perhaps too subtle for the prompt, this poem is my response to Day 30 at, where the challenge is to “write a poem in the form of a series of directions describing how a person should get to a particular place. … Fill your poem with sensory details, and make them as wild or intimate as you like.”


~ Day 30 ~

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