Haiku sequence for the Sturgeon moon

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

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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

Gogyohka for heat and birdsong

For Frank Tassone’s haikai challenge.

 

sun melts and drips

yellow as an oriole’s feathers

into the hush

with the sweet golden fluting

of his song

 

among the leaves

limp with sun

where wood pigeons croon lullabies

shade dapples flash with spread wings

and the heat sings

 

molten beams spread

flowing

a rising tide

until the evening is awash

with liquid sun

 

and still the singing

no audience

no applause

only the heckling of woodpeckers

shadows lengthening

 

and perhaps at the end

before the night

when sleep calls

the satisfaction

of a job well done

Haiku sequence for the thunder moon

For Frank Tassone’s Thunder Moon challenge.

 

serene—riding

in unclouded silence—

thunder moon

 

summer speaks

silver and gold with thunder

in the moon’s voice

 

thunderstorms

nights rocked with rain lit day-bright

behind clouds—the moon

 

night storm

among the billows

the moon glows

 

look—not fireflies

about the moon not stars

lightning flickers