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Haibun Monday 5-24-21: Flower moon

How about it, poets? Ready to write some moon haibun? Feel free to take yours in whatever direction inspires you: just allude to the Floral Moon.

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A full moon casts shadows in the woods after midnight. Once stealthy creatures move without hesitation expecting to cast their own shadows to startle prey into straightforward pursuit. The Floral Moon welcomes the beauty and bounty of springtime during the briefest of annual dances with darkness. A bustling dynamic erupts intentionally and recklessly. This seasonal awakening of the forest -a withholding of sleep- invigorates all things wild.

Annual bounty
Once the Floral Moon rises
Vigor haunts the night

Haibun Monday 5-24-21: Flower moon | dVerse (


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40 thoughts on “Haibun Monday 5-24-21: Flower moon

      1. It’s a paragraph or two-usually first person-ending in a haiku. Sometimes people start with the haiku. Check out the prompt by following my link. You can see what others did by clicking Mr. Linky on that page.

  1. First of all I LOVE the way you changed your Blog! The banner is terrific!!! “Hello Froggy” I quipped.
    You’re love of wildlife shines through!!!!! Excellent! 🐾😊💜🦋

  2. My goodness, Susan, our poems are like book ends; that’s so cool. I used to hike and camp in the forests a lot, and full moons always brought freaky vibes.

  3. Yes. That moon! And don’t you just love the stillness as all creatures stop to gaze and pay their respects to her.
    That moon. Yes!
    Thanks for sharing this. I enjoyed. Be well. I wish you miracles

  4. What a vivid picture – nature animated in the lunar illumination. ‘Vigor haunts the night’ is a wonderful line.

  5. “Once stealthy creatures move without hesitation” What a fantastic way to capture the attention and the imagination at the start of the brilliantly written haibun

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