Haibun: Hunter’s Moon

For Merrill’s Prompt at dVerse Poets Pub – a quadrille.  A quadrille is a poem of exactly 44 words using the prompter’s choice of words.  Today the word is “set”.

Haibun: Hunter’s Moon
“Always remember we are under the same sky, looking at the same moon.” —Maxine Lee

The sun has set and the air is cool. I watch the moon rise. It is a full hunter moon. An owl drifts overhead and I feel its passing in the air.
the moon is so bright
I can see like
a spotlight shines

Hunters Moon

Cello Holder

I’m sorry. This is all I could think of in the world of sub and dom. BDSM. Not a very happy image but somehow, I can see it playing out. A grim picture. For Carrie’s Sunday Muse BlogSpot. An American Sentence.

Cello Holder
“Submission is a tyrannical discipline.”― Efrat Cybulkiewicz

Half starved submissive acts as a cello holder for her dom partner.

Newborn Autumn

Newborn Autumn
“An autumn forest is such a place that once entered you never look for the exit!” ― Mehmet Murat ildan

we don’t think of it as newborn,
but it is.
tender green leaves on the trees,
aging and turning bright.
apples on the tree and pumpkins in the fields.
nuts on the ground – hickory – my favorite –
opening their hulls and showing what was hidden
all during the summer.
the crisp air and the impossibly blue sky with purest
white clouds at a standstill in the midst of the blue.
lakes and oceans gasping their last
bit of warmth until the cold overtakes them.
newborn autumn –
getting older until the first snow.

Autumn II

An American Sentence.

Autumn II
“Aprils have never meant much to me, autumns seem that season of beginning, spring.” ― Truman Capote, Breakfast at Tiffany’s

The first cool day of autumn, I sat and watched the clouds in the blue sky.


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Enough Bullets

Enough Bullets
“The moon rode in the sky – a hunted thing dodging behind wisps of tattered cloud, and the air was heavy and wet and redolent of dying leaves. (“The Refugee”)” ― Jane Rice

in times of war
no matter how little gas they had
or food or medical supplies,
they always had enough bullets.

beneath the moon –
the full moon or new moon
or crescent moon or half moon
they killed each other.

under this full October
hunters moon we kill each other
and this earth.
soon only the moon will remain
looking on in somber disregard.


For Kerry’s Prompt at Real Toads, Art Flash, an American Sentence.  An American Sentence is exactly 17 syllables and is a complete sentence. It is not necessary to rhyme it as it is Allen Ginsberg’s version of a haiku.

“Hark, now hear the sailors cry, Smell the sea, and feel the sky, Let your soul and spirit fly, into the mystic.” –  – Into the Mystic   Van Morrison

The moon sails on an ebony ink lake like an argent Lucifer.

Autumn I

a gogyohka. An untitled Japanese form of five lines. There is no syllable count per line but each line must be a short stand alone phrase. The lines can be between one word or more, but the phrase is brief. It was invented by Enta Kusakabe in Japan and translates literally to “five-line poem.” An off-shoot of the tanka form, the gogyohka has very simple rules: The poem is comprised of five lines with one phrase per line. That’s it.

“Autumn…the year’s last, loveliest smile.”― John Howard Bryant

new born autumn
leaves still green
autumn blue sky overhead
grass is fading
hot weather still hovers

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