Haibun: Moon like cream

For Kim’s prompt over at dVerse. It is Quadrille Monday Today she delights us with “rich” and all the meanings of the word. I offer a Haibun in the manner of Basho.  a quadrille is a poem of exactly 44 words sans title. A haibun is a true accounting of prose ended with a seasonal haiku.

Haibun: Moon Like Cream
“The stars are brilliant at this time of night
and I wander these streets like a ritual I don’t dare to break
for darling, the times are quite glorious.” Charlotte Ericksson

The overwhelming smell of honeysuckle wrapped around my head. I stared up at the blue flower moon and inhaled deeply. The moon is the colour of rich country cream – double delights on this night.
dipped in  the rich cream
of the full moon

35 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Vivian Zems
    May 20, 2019 @ 19:15:53

    Gosh I can almost taste the moon ..through your words 🙂


  2. Frank J. Tassone
    May 20, 2019 @ 19:18:44

    Sheer loveliness, Toni! (And it fits perfectly with my #haikai challenge this week. 😉)


  3. Frank J. Tassone
    May 20, 2019 @ 19:20:30

    Reblogged this on Frank J. Tassone and commented:
    #Haiku Happenings #7: Toni Spencer’s latest #quadrille #haibun for #dVersepoets!


  4. Mish
    May 20, 2019 @ 19:24:20

    I like the way you brought the sense of taste into the experience. Your sincere appreciation for nature shines in this quadrille (haibun).
    Hope Spring has sprung in your neck of the woods. Chilly here.


  5. robtkistner
    May 20, 2019 @ 19:47:00

    Toni, this is a double delight – intriguing and well-written!


  6. msjadeli
    May 20, 2019 @ 19:59:11

    Breathing in and trying to catch a whiff of that honeysuckle. The moon and fragrant blossoms are a dynamic duo that can’t be beat.


  7. Glenn Buttkus
    May 20, 2019 @ 20:19:42

    HONEYSUCKLE ROSE was not a great movie; your poem soars, shines, and tastes great. Your hybrid haibun quadrilles are always a delight.


  8. Grace
    May 20, 2019 @ 21:03:27

    Love the imagery of that rich cream of the full moon.


  9. maria
    May 21, 2019 @ 02:44:26

    Beautiful descriptives, Toni 🙂


  10. kim881
    May 21, 2019 @ 05:54:55

    This is a such a rich Basho-inspired haibun, Toni, and the moon like cream is a delicious image. We have the first wave of spring honeysuckle outside my study window and the scent is quite heady; I can imagine looking up at a moon the colour of rich country cream – a true double delight!


  11. rothpoetry
    May 21, 2019 @ 08:49:58

    Wonderful… almost good enough to eat!


  12. gillena cox
    May 21, 2019 @ 08:50:23

    Glorious haibun.
    Thanks for dropping by my blog



  13. sanaarizvi
    May 21, 2019 @ 08:54:50

    This is incredibly beautiful, Toni! ❤️ I love the image of the moon as “the colour of rich country cream,” .. wow!! 😀


  14. Charmed Chaos
    May 21, 2019 @ 09:11:55

    I love the thought of a rich cream moon!


  15. anmol(alias HA)
    May 21, 2019 @ 09:28:54

    That dipping is quite delicious — such a beautiful image, evoking our senses and emotions in tune with the music of this moon-exposed night.


    May 21, 2019 @ 11:30:35

    Yes, rich cream. And maybe the stars are its splashes.


  17. Ron.
    May 21, 2019 @ 12:45:49



  18. Sherry Blue Sky
    May 21, 2019 @ 12:53:16

    The blue flower moon, the colour of rich cream…..how luscious! I loved this.


  19. lillian
    May 21, 2019 @ 14:51:20

    Audible sigh…..absolutely beautiful! Rich cream….the moon …. beautiful!


  20. Björn Rudberg (brudberg)
    May 21, 2019 @ 15:45:02

    I love that rich scent… not yet the time for honeysuckle here… but the smell of lilacs is quite lovely.


  21. Misky
    May 22, 2019 @ 07:25:26

    Oh! Yeah!


  22. Barbara MacKenzie
    May 22, 2019 @ 11:53:25

    the rich cream of the moon…beautiful image….bkm


  23. Helen
    May 22, 2019 @ 12:02:44

    Moon as rich, thick delicious cream … I love this and love that cream each morning in my coffee!!!!i


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