May Moon

Written for:  dVerse Poets Pub - Haibun Monday
Flower Moon  (posted by Frank J. Tassone)

"The Full Moon of May is known as Flower Moon to signify the flowers that bloom during this month. There is a myriad of wildflowers which bloom in May in the Northern Hemisphere, where these traditional Full Moon names originated. For example, many types of anemone, wild garlic, indigo, bluebells, lupine, sundrops, and violets, to name just a few. It is no wonder that the colorful displays these flowers create in nature have inspired people to name this time after them."

"Write a moon haibun."

I gaze at phases the moon provides from crescent
to full flower moon in May.  Like a nanny,
the moon watches over its silver charges
bathed in its light.

Sometimes dark shadows appear on the face,
giving it a more somber appearance.  Moon,
in any phase is always a welcome sight.

     goslings under moon
     ethereal birds reflected
     pale shapes paddling

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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14 Responses to May Moon

  1. I like this line, “Like a nanny, the moon watches over its silver charges bathed in its light.” 🙂 Very pretty. I like the goslings haiku also.


  2. Misky says:

    I really like this poem, s.



  3. kim881 says:

    Beautiful, Sara! I love the tracing of the moon ‘from crescent to full flower’ and the moon watching like a nanny. The haiku is delightful.


  4. robtkistner says:

    Yes Sara, the moon is always a welcome stirring sight!


  5. Ingrid says:

    I love the picture you painted of those goslings paddling in the moonlight! Delightful!


  6. K.Hartless says:

    Love the nanny moon and her many goslings both flower and animal. Enjoyed.


  7. A delightful whimsy for the Moon!


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