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Harvest Festival – A Tanka

Harvest Festival

Sheaves of wheat tied tight
Golden hay rolls lay in fields
Apples fill baskets
Farmers see fruits of labor
and the Harvest moon shines down

 
Christine Bolton - Poetry for Healing ©

Frank Tassone's Weekly Haikai Challenge
This week, write the haikai poem of your
choice (haiku, senryu, haibun, tanka, haiga,
renga, etc.) that alludes to the Harvest Moon
(meigetsu).

Image by David Mark from Pixabay

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.

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