Cold Moon Journal

Cold Moon Journal
Photo c. Alf B. Meier

Monday, February 26, 2024

By Pitt Büerken

alphabet soup

the first grader puts words

on the plate's edge

Pitt Büerken

By Georg Cook

A pebble thrown

Causes ripples

The water returns to stillness

Georg Cook

A flame is lit

Sparking into life

Darkness ebbs away

Georg Cook

By Wiesław Karliński


one of last evening songs

by frog choir

Wiesław Karliński

By John J. Dunphy

gangster's funeral

circulating among the mourners

process servers

John J. Dunphy

Sunday, February 25, 2024

By Biswajit Mishra

cold wave—

trash can by the curb

left open-mouthed

Biswajit Mishra

By Robert Witmer

patches of snow

on a sunny street

childhood memories

Robert Witmer

By Liz Kornelsen

Winter Treat

snow tumbles, gathers

into popcorn balls on shrubs

please—hold the butter!

Liz Kornelsen

By Govind Joshi

winter holidays

a trip

for the snowflakes

Govind Joshi

By Jovana Dragojlovic

winter evening

snowflakes on the palm

remind me of us

Jovana Dragojlovic

Saturday, February 24, 2024

By Eugeniusz Zacharski

astral light—

poetry emerges

from the void

Eugeniusz Zacharski

eagerly waiting

for the solar eclipse

to end...

cherry blossoms

Eugeniusz Zacharski

By Amrutha V Prabhu

i war in words

with all who war

tales of the tomb

Amrutha V Prabhu

his silence

between the lines

a calm sea-voice

Amrutha V Prabhu

By Kavita Ratna

pink dissolves

into layers of grey

gull landings

Kavita Ratna

By Lucia Cardillo

pink petals…

when you choose to stay

only in silence

Lucia Cardillo

petali rosa …

quando scegli di stare

solo in silenzio

Lucia Cardillo

By Bipasha Majumder (De)


heavenly beauty hidden

in dark

Bipasha Majumder (De)

By Lakshman Bulusu

jasmine petals in her hair

tones from a symphony

on and on without pause


Lakshman Bulusu

Wednesday, February 21, 2024

February Moons

By Ana Drobot

a breeze

of snowflakes —

I search for

the scientific term

for stardust

Ana Drobot


fairy-tales —

sitting over a cloud

a water lily

Ana Drobot

By Genevieve Aguinaldo

friend's confession

a butterfly spreads

its wings 

Genevieve Aguinaldo

morning rush

egrets posing

for a photo

Genevieve Aguinaldo

By David Josephsohn

breaking news

no more lines drawn

on the door frame

David Josephsohn

winter night

a frozen sweater

on the park bench

David Josephsohn

Tuesday, February 20, 2024

By Neena Singh

a leafless tree

raises arms to the sky

praying for peace

Neena Singh

By Resa Alboher

On this first morning

the year stretches itself out

like a cat’s nine lives…

Resa Alboher

I clip recipes…

As snowflakes fall I wonder

about my whole life…

Resa Alboher

Reading the future

in the fireplace’s flames…

How long will I live?

Resa Alboher

By Timothy Daly

autumn funeral the weeping


Timothy Daly

By Evan Coram

a fog’s silence

strangers pass

as ghosts

Evan Coram

By Jennifer Gurney

sliver reflection—

a crack amidst the ice

where sky falls in

Jennifer Gurney

By Rupa Anand

a crow

cawing in its black voice

news from home

Rupa Anand

By David Ngo

mala hotpot—

old flames kindle anew

David Ngo

By Hassane Zemmouri


children play leap sheep

Hassane Zemmouri

By Krzysztof Kokot

empty hospital room

smiling chaplain

quickens his step

Krzysztof Kokot

By Louise Hopewell

desert sunset

a roo vanishes

into mulga

Louise Hopewell

By Nicole Pottier

higher in the sky

the roof of the pagoda

is tinged with gold

Nicole Pottier

By Vincenzo Adamo

veiled morning—

the night is prolonged

with chatter

Vincenzo Adamo

Saturday, February 17, 2024

By Sébastien Revon

dawn is dead

at last, I turn off

the bedside lamp

Sébastien Revon

By Sharon Ferrante


my night-filled eyes


Sharon Ferrante

By Sigrid Saradunn

veil of hope

when life

has been lost

Sigrid Saradunn

By Steve Van Allen

single digits, overcast for days

now some blue sky and sun

the illusion of warm

Steve Van Allen

By Susan E. Schipper

A lone umbrella

Endless crowd on urban street

Heading nowhere

Susan E. Schipper

By Steliana Cristina Voicu

moon on ice —

the figure skater rehearsing

double Axel

Steliana Cristina Voicu

By Susan Lee Roberts

ocean mist—

lichen blossoms

on winter trees

Susan Lee Roberts

Friday, February 16, 2024

By Mircea Moldovan

a raven pecks the heart of winter

Mircea Moldovan