Cold Moon

For Sanaa’s last prompt at Real Toads. She is introducing us to the Landay, a traditional Afghan style of women poets and sung. Typically they are a single couplet – the first line consists of nine syllables and the second with 13. I got this information from Wikipedia. I am keeping mine short and traditional – a single couplet.

Cold Moon

the full cold moon brings long winter days –
animals burrow beneath the fallen leaves for warmth

15 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Sherry Marr
    Dec 09, 2019 @ 17:12:51

    I have one brave little hummer who still comes to the feeder. I wonder where he huddles overnight and when the storms hit?


  2. Helen L Dehner
    Dec 09, 2019 @ 17:18:04

    Perfect way to write to this form and challenge!


  3. fireblossom32
    Dec 09, 2019 @ 18:34:33

    Stay warm, animals! I like that you went with the shorter style.


  4. jaerose37
    Dec 10, 2019 @ 00:44:13

    Such a poignant and powerful poem


  5. Kerry
    Dec 10, 2019 @ 02:11:49

    A perfect image. I think this form suits your style very well.


    • kanzensakura
      Dec 10, 2019 @ 02:32:49

      I think it does too. It is amazing how hard one has to work on these brief forms to capture the precise image. I like this couplet from especially when kept to the traditional one couplet.

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  6. kim881
    Dec 10, 2019 @ 03:25:17

    Wonderfully succinct and true to life, Toni! You’ve captured the essence of winter.


  7. oldegg
    Dec 10, 2019 @ 05:20:07

    The threat of cold winters always make me glad we chose to leave England to live in Australia many years ago.


  8. sanaarizvi
    Dec 10, 2019 @ 08:57:50

    This is absolutely beautiful, Toni! 💞 Thank you so much for writing to the prompt.


  9. Björn Rudberg (brudberg)
    Dec 10, 2019 @ 15:48:00

    Such a wonderful image… and I know that they will make it through the night.


  10. Susie Clevenger
    Dec 10, 2019 @ 16:06:08

    May the leaves see them through the winter.


  11. gillena cox
    Dec 10, 2019 @ 17:48:30

    Nature has her way if nurturing. Lovely image Toni



  12. purplepeninportland
    Dec 14, 2019 @ 19:50:42

    Beautiful words and image, Toni.


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