Blue Moon – A Haibun

Blue Moon

In late September we are still in daylight savings time but since the equinox, the earlier darkness has switched up the night sky.  Now the moon is brightly lit shortly after sunset but is still hung so low you could almost reach up to touch it.

The sun too has moved its place of descent and paints the evening elsewhere on the canvas in its in brilliant pink and golden hues. 

Nature is slowly nudging us towards the seasonal changes and many go willingly forwards, accepting and thankful.  Whereas I mourn long summer days where I could could live forever.

Staring at the moon
Heart-heavy and moody-blue
Another ending


Christine Bolton - Poetry for Healing © 


Image by Robert Karkowski from Pixabay 

Frank Tassone is hosting Monday Haibun at D’Verse Poets tonight and has prompted us with the Moon. October will bring ups both the Harvest Moon and Blue Moon.

  38 comments for “Blue Moon – A Haibun

  1. September 28, 2020 at 8:31 pm

    It is difficult to leave the long days of summer behind–even for my favorite season, Autumn. Wonderful write!

    • Christine Bolton
      September 28, 2020 at 10:09 pm

      Thanks so much Frank!

  2. sanaarizvi
    September 28, 2020 at 8:50 pm

    This is exquisitely drawn! 💝 Change is not easy to cope with and that too when it comes to the change in season. I love; “the moon is brightly lit shortly after sunset but is still hung so low you could almost reach up to touch it.” It is the same way here! 🙂

    • Christine Bolton
      September 28, 2020 at 10:11 pm

      Thanks you Sanaa. A week or so ago we were just at a crescent moon an d it was spectacular. It looked like a hook I could just reach out and hand something on. It was so beautiful 🙂💕

  3. September 28, 2020 at 8:52 pm

    I’m with you… the only blessing is the vibrant color for a few weeks.

    • Christine Bolton
      September 28, 2020 at 10:12 pm

      Yes, the colors are pretty but the days become so short, don’t they? 😕

  4. September 28, 2020 at 9:21 pm

    Loved this line the most:

    “Now the moon is brightly lit shortly after sunset but is still hung so low you could almost reach up to touch it.”

    This piece has so much beauty. It’s so delicate and tangible. A fantastic take on the prompt!

    • Christine Bolton
      September 28, 2020 at 10:14 pm

      Thank you Lucy! I really appreciate your kind words ☺️💕 You are very sweet. I do love the moon.

  5. September 28, 2020 at 11:12 pm

    Love the poignancy of your post.

    • Christine Bolton
      September 28, 2020 at 11:49 pm

      Thank you Sadje ☺️

      • September 29, 2020 at 2:05 am

        You’re welcome my dear

  6. September 28, 2020 at 11:21 pm

    Very nice haibun Christine! The longer days are really closing in on us. I am ready for fall. Summer here was way too hot for me. I liked your fitting haiku ending!

    • Christine Bolton
      September 28, 2020 at 11:49 pm

      Thanks Dwight. I must admit I complained a little more than usual about the heat this year. Even today it was 90 and so oppressive. I couldn’t believe it was me! I can handle cooler, I just don’t like the shorter days 😧

      • September 29, 2020 at 10:46 am

        I understand!

  7. September 29, 2020 at 3:52 am

    ‘Whereas I mourn long summer days where I could could live forever.’ – I am with you on this. I am certainly more of a Spring-Summer person, though I am learning to appreciate the beauty of every season!

    • Christine Bolton
      September 30, 2020 at 9:28 am

      Yes Ingrid, appreciation …. different from love ☺️💕

  8. September 29, 2020 at 3:57 am

    I love the thought of reaching up to touch a low-slung moon, Christine! The use of colour in your haibun is right on season and so lovely, as is your haiku.

    • Christine Bolton
      September 30, 2020 at 9:27 am

      Thank you so much Kim ☺️💕

  9. September 29, 2020 at 9:42 am

    Wow I love this one… and first time I’ve heard of a Haibun

    • Christine Bolton
      September 30, 2020 at 9:26 am

      Thanks Jay ☺️ Yes, it’s a nice form isn’t it?

      • September 30, 2020 at 10:01 am

        Yes… and glad to learn something new from you 😎

  10. September 29, 2020 at 10:03 am

    Awesome Christine.
    A Haibun. Another nuance to writing!

    • Christine Bolton
      September 30, 2020 at 9:26 am

      Thank you my friend. I always enjoy the Haibun ☺️

  11. September 29, 2020 at 10:11 am

    I enjoyed your haibun poetry!

    • Christine Bolton
      September 30, 2020 at 9:25 am

      Thank you Myrna ☺️

  12. September 29, 2020 at 12:49 pm

    “Staring at the moon
    Heart-heavy and moody-blue”

    Expresses your haibun’s sentiment perfectly Christine!

    • Christine Bolton
      September 30, 2020 at 9:24 am

      Thank Rob. Hope you’re well ☺️

  13. September 29, 2020 at 1:43 pm

    Love the visual of ‘nudging us forward’ … I go, grudgingly as well.

    • Christine Bolton
      September 30, 2020 at 9:23 am

      Many of us do Helen ☺️💕

  14. September 29, 2020 at 2:14 pm

    Perhaps the shortening days can help us truly appreciate the long days of summer but “heart-heavy and moody-blue” describe an honest ache over passing of seasons.

    • Christine Bolton
      September 30, 2020 at 9:23 am

      Yes Lynn. I always feel it more in January 😕

      • October 1, 2020 at 9:44 am

        January can be a long month…

      • Christine Bolton
        October 2, 2020 at 5:27 pm

        Indeed …long and dark 😕

  15. September 29, 2020 at 2:46 pm

    “moody-blue” is fitting. It does make people’s thought go where they might not otherwise.

    • Christine Bolton
      September 30, 2020 at 9:22 am

      Yes it does Ken 😕

  16. September 29, 2020 at 3:31 pm

    I’m with you on that… today it was dark when I went up, and still it felt like dusk when work commenced… I miss the long daylight.

    • Christine Bolton
      September 30, 2020 at 9:22 am

      Yes, it certainly affects me.

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