Haibun – full beaver moon

For Frank’s Haiki Challenge #62, Winter Moon. I am keeping my new haibun short, more in keeping with the original haibun created by Basho. I am now writing haibun that are less than 65 words.

Haibun – Full Beaver Moon
The Algonquin tribes named this moon Beaver moon for the beaver traps set so beavers could be captured and many warm skins could be obtained. Early colonists also called this the full frost moon.  November cold sets in – frost sparkles on the grass
full frost moon rises
Thankgsgiving night- beavers sleep
in their lodges

full Beaver moon 11/24/18


10 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. rothpoetry
    Nov 24, 2018 @ 21:53:33

    I like the shorter haibun. It seems to zero in better on what the writer is trying to say. Full Frost Moon and Beavers in their lodges sleeping… seems like a wonderful combination.


  2. Jane Dougherty
    Nov 25, 2018 @ 03:59:13

    I agree with you and Dwight. The shorter the haibun the better the poem. This gives me the chills. Stay safe, beavers…


  3. Frank J. Tassone
    Nov 25, 2018 @ 08:48:14

    Reblogged this on Frank J. Tassone and commented:
    #Haiku Happenings #4: Toni Spencer’s latest #haibun for my current #haikai challenge!


  4. Hélène Vaillant
    Nov 25, 2018 @ 09:40:09

    Lovely. I enjoy reading a shorter haibun, this write is perfect and says it beautifully.


  5. Violet Lentz
    Nov 25, 2018 @ 18:06:25

    I love the challenge of the fewest words possible. You did a wonderful job here of painting the picture for us.


  6. Trackback: #Haikai Challenge #63 (12/2/18) Advent and/or Hanukkah #haiku #senryu #haibun #tanka #haiga #renga – Frank J. Tassone

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