Moon Music

Written for:  dVerse Poets Pub - Haibun Monday - 
09.28.20 to the Moon!  (posted by Frank Tassone)

"Let’s celebrate the Moon!

Additionally, the Moon is a traditional Autumn kigo, those seasonal words so important to haiku. There are kigo for the Harvest Moon, as well as for the nights preceding and following it.
Why? Well, October waits in the wings with two full moons! The Harvest moon, usually arriving in September, appears on October 1st—this Thursday. And on Halloween, the Blue moon is none other than the Hunter’s moon."
Photo by Alex Andrews on
When I was younger, the craze was 45 rpm records, little spinning disks of vinyl, which my friends and I would play until worn out.
With A and B sides, the A side was the song heard most on the radio.
This was the season of Blue Moon by The Marcels.

My mother thought it was complete destruction of an old beautiful
song.  We all thought it was recently written.  Blue Moon stayed
at the top of the Billboard Hot 100 for three weeks.  How odd to
find out that there truly is a phenomenon known as a Blue Moon.

                 harvest time arrives
                 fine large crop to reap this Fall
                 under a blue moon 

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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2 Responses to Moon Music

  1. A lovely reminiscence on a classic! Well done!


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