Da Moon

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March 15, 2016 by petrujviljoen

Scan from Oxford Ref Dictionary, 1986

Scan from Oxford Ref Dictionary, 1986

This lifeless place, its constant a cycle from sickle to sickle, yet we call it fickle. This airless rock with only borrowed light, ebb and flow affected, lunatics amok in its gravity. This incidental sphere, Muslims time their fast by, Jesus die and rise by, Buddha’s birthday in May is marked by, Diana is distinguished by. Cold and barren, a distant orb, harvest and planting is timed by.

 

in reflection and

illusion it delights us –

months of blue Mondays

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Linked to Dverse Poets hosted by Thotpurge

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23 thoughts on “Da Moon

  1. …all the moon’s gleam and mystery claimed by them all…

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  2. …all the moon’s gleam and mystery “claimed” by all as their own ….

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  3. Bodhirose says:

    We sure have given that lifeless rock a lot of power over us…I wonder why that is?? I love your haibun that gives us pause for pondering that rock up there.

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  4. She sure likes to dance in everybody else’s steps. Such an ancient matron–half dead (or mostly dead), but still running the house.

    Love your haiku.

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  5. Such impact… I always think it is because it mirrors us…

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  6. Snakypoet (Rosemary Nissen-Wade) says:

    Magical, isn’t it? Like your haibun.

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  7. ‘lunatics amok in its gravity’ — love that line! Love the whole theme of the poem, too.

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  8. Mary says:

    So much takes place according to the moon cycles. Such a lot of influence due to this small orb!

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  9. thotpurge says:

    from sickle to sickle…yet we call it fickle….love that line!

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  10. steph says:

    Awesome… I love it. This lifeless place, lunatics run amok, so much depends on the phases… well done.. thought-provoking. I also love – month of blue Mondays. Nice.

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  11. Grace says:

    Amazing that it’s only airless rock with borrowed light yet we put too much faith on it that we let is determine our time and moods ~ And we poets take it as our muse, smiles ~

    Thanks for joining our Haibun Monday ~

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  12. trishwrites1 says:

    I especially love what you did with the rhythm of this piece

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  13. whimsygizmo says:

    LOVE this, especially:

    “This airless rock with only borrowed light”

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  14. ZQ says:

    🙂 Very nice

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  15. nmykel says:

    Lifeless yet controlling life…

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I make art, I read a lot and I'm now trying to write as well. Otherwise I belong to a cat by the name of Charlie that drives me nuts sometimes and other times makes me melt with love for her.

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