Written for: dVerse Poets Pub - Haibun Monday: Mezza Luna
(posted by Frank J. Tassone)
Mezza luna is quarter phase or half moon.
"During the quarter phase, depending on our location, one-half of the moon’s surface will be visible today. North of the Equator, it will be the first quarter—the right half will be seen. South of the Equator, the left side will be visible—and the moon will be in its third quarter."
"While this winter has been a mild one here in New York’s backyard, forecasts call for snow today and tomorrow. Nevertheless, the spring equinox arrives by the 20th of March. Just as the half-moon represents a change between new or full moon phases, this time of year is when Winter transitions to Spring."
"Today, let’s write a haibun that references Mezza Luna, or half-moon, however you perceive it."
Mezza luna's chill will soon appear warmer, more mellow
as February cedes to March. Winds calm; a crocus
peeks out. Young love begins to bloom. Spring arrives
in a sweet bouquet.
bird scurry for twigs
new nest is needed for spring
to house newborns
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
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We have had slightly warmer weather over here, which has resulted in daffodils, crocuses and a few sprigs of blossom. Sadly, colder weather, frost and snow have been forecasted in the next week or so, and I’m fearful for the flowers and newborn chicks. I really enjoyed your spring mezza luna haibun, Sara!
A shame flowers cannot predict the coming weather, but, neither can the weather folks.
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Nice info, Sara, I like the Spring events, especially the blooming of love after a cold and damp wintertime. We here in the Houston area call it Spring on Valentines Day. That’s the day to trim the branches and plant the flowers. Some grow year-round, our low line of Roses this morning had 11 pretty pinkish red flowers, the knockoffs have been trimmed from four feet down to about 18 inches, it will take them a longer time to produce blooms. The Iris plants did not freeze and should begin blooming every day.
I don’t have a gauge or line to measure the love blooming, I’m sure it too perked up a lot around Valentines Day. My AARP magazine is starting to help the flames burn well/again for the folk in their 70’s. Oh yes, the beaches are used for swimming year-round also.
This all sounds wonderful, Jim. Beaches year-round would be a dream come true for me. Thank you.
Spring! I’m ready. (K)
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