Moth Light ~ #009 January 2014 – Haiga/Haibun

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Full Moon Understanding


My understanding is without the word Full given, the full moon is always the moon referred to in haiku, unless another moon is specified (or maybe Full can be used when there is an excellent, obvious necessity/reason for the Full reference). When another moon is intended, that moon is indicated specifically—crescent moon, three-quarter moon, waning moon, waxing moon, new moon etc. There is a beauty in that understanding. I like that.

This night the winter full moon is out and up there. 

I’m not a singer. Up to this point in my life I could no more hit a given note than hit the moon with a hand full of slung mud—at least not from this planet. 

My song is nearly constant. It ranges along both traditional and non-traditional lines of sound. Sometimes it is a silence. My song is night or day, just like the moon; seen or unseen, heard or unheard it is there. Tonight my song is a little wet. A little chilly. And wide awake in the blue moonlight through my window.


candlelight moth

she reminds me to sing

in the moonlight


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