Cold Moon Journal

Cold Moon Journal
Photo c. Alf B. Meier

Wednesday, December 7, 2022

By Sreenath

time and again


ticking like a time bomb


Monday, December 5, 2022

By Eavonka Ettinger


mistress of the night

unfurls in white

Eavonka Ettinger



in their eyes

shooting stars

Eavonka Ettinger


a sharp caw

crow remind me

who is boss

Eavonka Ettinger

Sunday, December 4, 2022

Our Touchstone Award Nominations

The second set of Cold Moon Journal nominations for the 2022 Touchstone Awards have been submitted to The Haiku Foundation (for poems published July to December 2022).

Congratulations to these 12 talented poets:

Amrutha Prabhu

Andrew Markowski


Eavonka Ettinger

John J. Dunphy

Keith Evetts (2)

Mike Gallagher

Orrin PréJean

Saumya Bansal

Susan Burch

Tony Williams

Tuyet Van Do


Good luck to all!

Saturday, December 3, 2022

By Mark Gilbert


unlike yesterday

the right kind of snow

Mark Gilbert

By Jonathan English

night snow

Handel's Messiah cradles darkness

in light

Jonathan English

By Dan Iulian

snowy morn —

so cold between us

the silence

Dan Iulian

By Alvin B. Cruz

falling snow

a void impossible

to fill

Alvin B. Cruz



folded blanket

a sky

full of dreams

Alvin B. Cruz


mother's quilt

i follow the thread

of her story

Alvin B. Cruz

By Andrew Markowski

abandoned mall a mannequin wears layers of dust

Andrew Markowski


a child scribbles

on the wall

drawing attention

Andrew Markowski



quiet coffee shop— the barista drops a dollar into the tip jar

Andrew Markowski

Thursday, December 1, 2022

By Susan Burch

too many nights

dad visited my bed

and told me not to tell —

too many mornings

before I realized

mom already knew

Susan Burch

Wednesday, November 30, 2022

By Ram Chandran

outside my window

a cotton seed

searching for home

Ram Chandran

By Zdenka Mlinar

step by step

starry sky

boy's dream



Zdenka Mlinar

Sunday, November 27, 2022

Friday, November 25, 2022

By Lakshmi Iyer

waning moon

mother's moods

steady and stable

Lakshmi Iyer

Monday, November 21, 2022

By Yasir Farooq

puddle reflection

the silent trees


Yasir Farooq

By Maria Cristina Pulvirenti

South compass

Autumn equinox

in my footsteps

Maria Cristina Pulvirenti

Sunday, November 20, 2022

By Janet Ruth Heller

forest trail

with red and gold maple leaves—

patchwork quilt

Janet Ruth Heller

By Mike Gallagher

two seagulls

flapping into the calm

before the storm

Mike Gallagher



full moon

a long shadow

for company

Mike Gallagher

By Tuyet Van Do

spring rain

her midnight


Tuyet Van Do

Friday, November 18, 2022

By Owen Bullock

all this

ridiculous industry

tangle of wisteria

Owen Bullock

Wednesday, November 16, 2022

By Ray Spitzenberger

the morning sight

of her sweet face

fur and whiskers

Ray Spitzenberger

By Florin C. Ciobica

moving day

our dog marks the gate

for the last time

Florin C. Ciobica

By Stephen J. DeGuire

two cats stare—

opposing paws slap

the mirror

Stephen J. DeGuire



on treadmills—

man during the day

hamster at night

Stephen J. DeGuire


thought bubble

dot dot dot

loss for words

Stephen J. DeGuire

Monday, November 14, 2022

By Anna Cates

Neanderthal relics

an old god winking

in primordial stars

Anna Cates

By Angiola Inglese


the name of a rose ...

moonlit evening

Angiola Inglese

By David Eyre

full autumn

full moon 

empty glass

David Eyre

By Jonathan English

floating leaves

words pile and fade


Jonathan English

By Sreenath

on my first flight

nearer to God . . .

air turbulence



cobwebs, shadows, darkness

invading the brain



By Hassane Zemmouri

afternoon coffee

pupils on the way home

sing school songs


Hassane Zemmouri

By A.J. Anwar

saved movies


to the best scenes

A.J. Anwar

By Govind Joshi

night bus—

we move

with the moon

Govind Joshi


in okra blooms—


on a tour

Govind Joshi

By Lorelyn De la Cruz Arevalo


nephew and goldfish

in a staring game

Lorelyn De la Cruz Arevalo

By Daniela Rodi

an empty nest

in a bare tree...

autumn stillness

Daniela Rodi

Sunday, November 13, 2022

By Daniel Birnbaum

National Day

his yearning for a land

he does not know

Daniel Birnbaum