New England Sky

Written for:  dVerse Poets Pub:  Haibun Monday – “Twinkle, twinkle” – (posted by HAYESSPENCER)
Whether it is a childhood memory or a recent event, I would like for you all to write a one paragraph haibun ending it with a nature based haiku (remember, haiku are always about nature and haibun are always non-fiction).  Give us your heart, your humor, your expertise about the night sky….Whatever happened to you under a night sky from sunset to sunrise.

“Without the night, we’d never see the stars.”  Tessa Emily Hall, Purple Moon.


On a cold New England night,
where tall buildings are
not seen, I looked up,
astonished to see a wider
sky, glittering with stars,
and just a slice of moon.
I resisted urge to stretch
my arms, and try to touch

a brightness shines
moonlight on a field of snow
and the world was at peace

About purplepeninportland

I am a freelance poet, born and bred in Brooklyn, New York. I live with my husband, John, and two charming rescue dogs–Marion Miller and Murphy. We spent eight lovely years in Portland, OR, but are now back in New York. My goal is to create and share poetry with others who write, or simply enjoy reading poetry. I hope to touch a nerve in you, and feel your sparks as well.
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17 Responses to New England Sky

  1. Sherry Marr says:

    Very lovely. I can feel the peace in the snowy haiku.

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  2. kim881 says:

    The winter sky is cold and aloof – she makes you want to reach up. Such a quiet haibun. Lovely.

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  3. Touching silver… yes that’s exactly how it feels.

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  4. MonKey arm
    stay hiGh
    aS liGht floaTs
    hiGher BaLaNcinG
    center of Gravity..
    to moon

    Sun says..
    hiGher hiGheR
    raise HoriZonS HiGheR..:)

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  5. A lovely walk along haibun. Enjoyed it very much.

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  6. Sumana Roy says:

    i like ‘wider sky’…here’s a kind of release…and also the slice of moon making beauty perfect….

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  7. Made me sigh. Satisfaction.

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  8. maria says:

    “I resisted urge to stretch
    my arms, and try to touch

    ~ah, I wonder how many times I’ve done this.

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  9. Grace says:

    Would it be wonderful to touch that silver and bask in the peace! A lovely haibun Sara!

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  10. kanzensakura says:

    And the world was at peace….wonderful haibun and the haiku is exquisite.

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  11. lillian says:

    Beautiful! But I want to shout out to you Go ahead!!! Reach!!!
    And I love the serenity of the haiku.
    Late to the posting and reading I am – but enjoying immensely😊


  12. This conveys such a sense of serenity.

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  13. Beautiful, especially the last lines.

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  14. whimsygizmo says:

    “moonlight on a field of snow” — this makes me sigh, with beauty.

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  15. Anita Lubesh says:

    Such a natural wish, and a beautiful Haiku.

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  16. lynn__ says:

    I would reach out and up toward silver! This shimmers 🙂

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