Haiku sequence for the Sturgeon moon

For Frank Tassone’s haikai challenge. Lots of moons.


in the shallows

of the sky clouds shoal

a beam of silver


in the half-light

between bright day and dark night

moon rises


caught in waving

tree fronds framing a sky pool

the moon


in a silver pool

of tree-kelp swims the moon

as sturgeon fish


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Jane Dougherty

I used to do lots of things I didn't much enjoy. Now I am officially a writer. It's what I always wanted to be.

22 thoughts on “Haiku sequence for the Sturgeon moon”

      1. I know what you meant, and you meant what you said, we’re just beaten over the head with the ‘don’t repeat’ rule that is totally arbitrary anyway.

  1. The moon is a companion, yet it seems so foreign sometimes. No wonder we try to put a face, literally, on it. This celebration of the moon keeps it mystic and familiar. For some, I guess, the mystic is familiar.

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