Written for: dVerse Poets Pub – Fuyu No Tsuki–Winter Moon–dVerse Haibun Monday (posted by Victoria)
“For our Haibun prompt today, I have chosen the Japanese Kigo, Fuyu No Tsuki—winter moon. There is a distinct quality to the effect of the moon when she casts her light in the winter sky. Here in the Northern Hemisphere, for those of us who live in climates where snow prevails (maybe too much in some areas as I write this) she paints the white landscape a beautiful blue and she creates such an amazing backdrop for bare branches in silhouette.”
On a clear winter night in Portland, Oregon, I stepped outside into the yard.
In blackness, silhouettes of garden statues, and my favorite hinoki tree
took on a nightlife of their own. The sky was tattooed in crystal silver
stars, illuminated by a giant lemon drop moon.
I felt like a character in a fairytale. If I gazed long enough, would
I be swept up into the arms of a super moon, and become part of the face
I always see?
black cat’s green eyes pop
as he turns at frosted window
what does he hear?