Friday, January 4, 2013

lune portals..

Over at

dVerse Poets Pubdversepoets.com today Sam Peralta leads us in embracing the American haiku form, lunes, either the 5-3-5 syllabic variation or the 3-5-3 word lune;  mine is still another variation, a 5-3-5 word form..


January's moon tips gibbous now
draws shorter shadows
brightens cream colored stepping stones

February's lunar storms heat up
with timeless love
melting hearts and warming bodies

March's moonlight lends passionate edge
April's moon pines
exposing cascading flowers in May

Butterflies swarm in June's lunar
light that spreads
wider as summer moves on

July and August moons beckon
highlighting Irish moss
skirt and skip tree branches

Rustles in wind signal September
her moon sets
on wedding nuptials and vows

Harvest moons send ardor
through men's veins
staying close to home and hearth

December's moon is your smile

caressing my cheek
God's thirteen cycle lunar calendar




               

24 comments:

  1. These are absolutely lovely. The moon in different months. Someone should do paintings to these lunes captions. A keeper. Well done !

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  2. Very pretty journey through the year, each moon vivid. k.

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  3. oh this is lovely how you take us through the year...love all the little touches...butterflies and Irish moss...nice..

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  4. Nice trip through the calendar. 8 stanzas? Shouldn't there be about 12 and sometimes 13? I think of the lunar calendars of Hebrews, Chinese, Japanese, Hindu ... That makes me think that writing about that extra month would be a fun poem.

    Again, nicely done!

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    1. Thanks Sabio..you are right..I had combined several months in stanzas, not true to form..will have to give it another try:)

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    3. ..didn't mean to delete your comment Sabio...now I can't retrieve it...you were talking about writing a stanza for the 13th phase of the moon...sure... something ethereal about the odd moon that appears like the leap year day of Feb. 29..obscure yet a valid part of the whole, not something time forgets, but is elemental in our daily livea..will get back to you..have to think more about this..could even write more than a haiku about it I suppose...fun idea, plus it would complete the above poem...thanks..later.

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  5. nice....very cool swim through the seasons of the moon...each affecting in their own way...rather fond of the harvest moon personally...very well done...

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  6. Very nice depiction of the moon all through the year ~ I like this part best:

    Harvest moons send ardor
    through men's veins
    staying close to home and hearth

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  7. Quite a nice variation on the standard lune structures - and what a great theme to make for it, the lunar cycle in its infinite cycle. Well done!

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    1. I appreciate your stopping by..thank you, Sam.

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  8. I love how you did this... the cycles of the moon. The last one is my favorite.

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  9. Wow, I am very impressed with this. You could actually do a calendar with one of these for EACH month of the year...with a photo accompanying each. That would be a beautiful gift, I think.

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  10. I love all of this--that June stanza is really great!

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  11. ...lunes of time.... i can picture these airing into my head 'til the last month... wonderful offering and quite inventive.... smiles..

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  12. Just beautiful!
    I absolutely LOVE your new blog design.
    So nice.
    Have a great weekend!

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    1. Thanks for visiting, Lisa..amazing what develops when you are just playing around with photo editing :)

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  13. I love your "lune-ar" calendar. Really clever. Thank you.

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  14. How sweet, Kathy! To be told how they appear at different times of the year. Lots of variety and changes even within the month, more so during the year! Nicely!

    Hank

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  15. This is beautiful! Really like your photo and your poem... Thanks so much for sharing this

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