Almost There Moon

It’s Haibun Monday again, and American Haikai Master Frank J Tassone asks us to join him at the dVerse Poets Pub and create/share a Haibun (prose/haiku combo) incorporating some Moon imagery…



Almost There Moon

Can there be such a thing as a seven-eighths moon, a moon whose missing silver sliver, lost somewhere in The Milky Way, is thinner than the Dog Star’s bark, thinner than the atmosphere of Mars?

Can there be a nine-tenths moon, an un-full moon more full than this?

It’s hard to imagine such a thing; hard, this early in the morning, this late in the year, this far from wherever my vanished lover may be, which isn’t here.

last night’s fullest moon
still sings, bell-clear, this morning
—departure’s aria—

dVerse Poets Pub
Haibun Monday
~ To The Moon ~


18 thoughts on “Almost There Moon

  1. I love the title addressing the moon and the fabulous wordplay in your haibun, Ron, especially the silver sliver ‘thinner than the Dog Star’s bark’! I also feel the longing in the final paragraph. And what a gorgeous haiku! Was the moon singing ‘Un bel di’?

  2. A very powerful haiku and a very poetic piece of prose! I love ‘thinner than the Dog Star’s bark,’ – and the sadness of a vanished lover: exquisite!

  3. Coming a bit late, it’s kudos for you with this excellent haibun; dappled with wordsmanship and wonder, soaked in sadness.

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