Beavers Sleeping

For my prompt over at Real Toads, Moonstruck, in which we write poems of 100 words or less about the different full moons. 88 words total.  I am wanting people to think about their word choices rather than just writing for length.

Beavers Sleeping
The full cold moon
shone down upon the beaver lodges –
The beavers sleeping soundly
in the cold. The shadow of the owl
flashed upon the moon like
a movie projection –
black – winging slowly looking
for food – huge wings beating
slowly, strongly.
A cry from the darkness,
a rabbit or a possum or
a stray feral cat –
food for the owl on this full cold moon.
Ghosting through the forest
gliding over the ice covered road –
Seeking, ever seeking.
Beavers sleep soundly, safely
in their lodges dreaming of summer.

Haibun: Japanese Winter SolsticeTraditions

For Frank’s haikai challenge – Haikai Challenge #65 Solstice.  Yuzu is a Japanese citrus fruit similar to a grapefruit for pomelo.  Also posting on Real Toads Tuesday Platform.

Haibun: Japanese Traditions
The cold full moon is always magical especially when it sparkles off newly fallen snow. After spending several hours wrapped well against the cold watching the Geminids meteor shower, I softly creep back into my home and prepare a hot bath with yuzu floating in the water. The sharp tangy scent fills my senses. I slide into bed beside my husband and snuggle. He murmurs in his sleep. The full moon goes to sleep.
yuzu scented bath
and dinner of kabocha –
solstice traditions

taking a yuzu bath on winter solstice

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