Cold Moon Journal

Cold Moon Journal
Photo c. Alf B. Meier

Monday, May 31, 2021

By Cynthia Anderson

breaking waves

the crash

inside my head

Cynthia Anderson

By Peter Jastermsky

crust of bread

on all fours

with the pigeons

Peter Jastermsky

By Richa Sharma


a pink lotus

with a tender secret

the soft song

of parting clouds

Richa Sharma

By Vandana Parashar

morning again

I send another

condolence message

Vandana Parashar

Sunday, May 30, 2021

By Diana Teneva

unexpected guests...

my grandma's recipe

works miracles

Diana Teneva

By Tom Bierovic

what's left

of the old Chevy

tire swing

Tom Bierovic

By Vandana Parashar

a bare tree

stands tall

waiting for the spring

can I let you go

without falling apart

Vandana Parashar

Saturday, May 29, 2021

By Tom Bierovic

soaking rain

the scarecrow pops

his buttons

Tom Bierovic

By Peter Jastermsky

thunderhead some ideas just keep exploding

Peter Jastermsky

Friday, May 28, 2021

Thursday, May 27, 2021

By Rashmi Buragohain

for you every day

I tuck jasmine

in my hair

Rashmi Buragohain

By Kamrun Nahar

hanging on

lock door

a newspaper

Kamrun Nahar

By Maria Tirenescu

cracked ground --

mother stares at

the faded wheat

Maria Tirenescu

By Dan Iulian

snowy morn --

the color

of silence

Dan Iulian

By Mona Bedi

creaky old fan

I dream peacefully

white noise comfort

Mona Bedi

Tuesday, May 25, 2021

By Maya Daneva

open window

a sparrow pecks on

my keyboard

Maya Daneva

By Arvinder Kaur

sudden blackout—

the night lights up

firefly by firefly

Arvinder Kaur

Monday, May 24, 2021

By Maria Teresa Sisti

spring flowers -

so much fog around me

Maria Teresa Sisti

Sunday, May 23, 2021

By Roberta Beach Jacobson

modest moon curtain of clouds

Roberta Beach Jacobson

By Maria Teresa Piras

May rain -

scent of mint

in the wind

Maria Teresa Piras

By Shagun Wasan

every nightmare ends this too

Shagun Wasan

By JL Huffman

water moccasins

slither to higher ground

to dry their wet feet

JL Huffman

By Lafcadio

guiding rhythm

of the dance



By Christian Garduno

If I had to choose

anyone it would be you

over and over

Christian Garduno

By Pat Geyer

birthday outing...

a scenic ride into

my golden years

Pat Geyer

Saturday, May 22, 2021

By Kristen Lindquist

spring flow

deep green water

over the dam's brim

Kristen Lindquist

By Diana Teneva

my mum tells

her love stories...

white lace

Diana Teneva

By Dan Iulian

in the old baobab

a tiny thread of wind


Dan Iulian

By Carmela Marino

wet sand

I sit on someone else's


Carmela Marino

By Alfred Booth

encounter ...

sunlight dims to welcome

its honeymoon

Alfred Booth

By Agus Maulana Sunjaya


by sunlight ...

an old (r)egret

Agus Maulana Sunjaya

By Patricia Hawkhead

morning light

the prism splits new colours

in his eyes

Patricia Hawkhead

Invent Your Moon

Look for the moon this June at Cold Moon Journal. Name your moon. Define your moon. Invent your moon.

You are invited to submit moon poems of one to five lines (haiku/senryu/tanka flavor). Submit up to three original moon poems in the English language (those appearing on social media fine) to between June 1 to June 10 only. Note: This will be the sole window of opportunity for our June submissions.

No acceptance/rejection notices will be sent during June. Just visit Cold Moon Journal to view the moon during June.

Friday, May 21, 2021

By Ram Chandran

handful of water

drop by drop

slips through fingers

Ram Chandran

By Susan Bonk Plumridge

drizzle reaches

under the brim of my hat

morning walk

Susan Bonk Plumridge

By Carmela Marino

May clouds

from nothing to nothing

a seed comes back

Carmela Marino

Thursday, May 20, 2021

By Vladislav Hristov

fireflies in the yard

granny’s voice

remains unchanged

Vladislav Hristov

By Keith Evetts

wild night

the atheist

prays to his roof

Keith Evetts

By Angiola Inglese

winds of war

front of the moon

white smoke

Angiola Inglese

By B.A. France

lazy river

through bright memories

of childhood

B.A. France

Wednesday, May 19, 2021

By Pippa Phillips

golden hour

your shadow twice as long

as you

Pippa Phillips

By Tiffany Shaw-Diaz

to be

in a

river of

to be

Tiffany Shaw-Diaz

By Radhamani Sarma

rocking cradle


long forgotten

Radhamani Sarma

By Maria Cristina Pulvirenti

crimson sunset

Tails of swallows

between pink clouds

Maria Cristina Pulvirenti

By Daniela Lăcrămioara Capotă

spring fever –

no playlist

only song birds

Daniela Lăcrămioara Capotă

By Richard Bailly

sun streams through window

warmth to the frozen tundra

winter winding down

Richard Bailly

By Mirela Brăilean

first snow -

the garish black

of the crows

Mirela Brăilean

By Kristen Lindquist

the sporadic tapping

of a sapsucker

spring snow showers

Kristen Lindquist

By Agus Maulana Sunjaya

misty morning

the brittle echo

of a gull's cry

Agus Maulana Sunjaya

Tuesday, May 18, 2021

By Barrie Levine

empty raft

the toss and turn

in a sleepless sea

Barrie Levine

By Tsanka Shishkova

rocky path

blown by the wind

a touch of the sea

Tsanka Shishkova

Sunday, May 16, 2021

By Barrie Levine

pandemic dreams . . .

the Paris café

in her takeout cup

Barrie Levine

By Pippa Phillips

rain-filled glasses

after the wedding

a toast

Pippa Phillips

Saturday, May 15, 2021

By Tiffany Shaw-Diaz

of course

the mountain

wasn’t always

Tiffany Shaw-Diaz

By Tsanka Shishkova

new moon

in the temple's pond

lilies and stars

Tsanka Shishkova

By Mirela Brăilean


a blackbird's song


Mirela Brăilean

By Zahra Mughis

empty garden

a robin sings

to midday silence

Zahra Mughis

By Samo Kreutz

sound of a siren

only a sparrow


Samo Kreutz

By Daniela Misso

waiting for …

cherry petals

on the meadow

Daniela Misso

By Kyoko Bengala

Under the moon

peonies open


Kyoko Bengala

By Anna Maria Domburg-Sancristoforo

before dawn

only voice

the wind from afar

Anna Maria Domburg-Sancristoforo

By Vincenzo Adamo


the words

without syllables

Vincenzo Adamo

By Vasile Moldovan

lying in the sun

the rattlesnake

changes its skin

Vasile Moldovan

By Rp Verlaine

lost blue moon

I read old love letters

by a dying light

Rp Verlaine

By Marilyn Ward

spring buds

the bushes burst

into bird song

Marilyn Ward

Thursday, May 13, 2021

By Zahra Mughis

midnight buzz

a shadow crawls

by the lampshade

Zahra Mughis

By Jay D Filan


speak Cricket

A lonely man

takes a bath

Jay D Filan

Wednesday, May 12, 2021

By Priti Khullar

A life rocked in the

of lockdown, dozing

so often.

Priti Khullar

Tuesday, May 11, 2021

By Ana Drobot


the things

I've lost

Ana Drobot

By Amrutha Prabhu

calm sea within and without thoughts

Amrutha Prabhu

By Nani Mariani

still waiting ...

although the shadows didn't come

in the moonlight

Nani Mariani

By Nisha Raviprasad

bedtime stories

the moon still lingers

on his face

Nisha Raviprasad

Sunday, May 9, 2021

By John J. Dunphy

storm-felled tree

woven into the bird nest

a designer tag

John J. Dunphy

Saturday, May 8, 2021

By Vincenzo Adamo

light breeze--

a wave caresses

my father's ashes

Vincenzo Adamo

By Keith Evetts

spring dawn

geese find the lake

where they left it

Keith Evetts

By Bee Jay

people scatter...

an unexpected explosion

of sunshine

Bee Jay

Friday, May 7, 2021

By Pat Davis


new constellations

her freckled face

Pat Davis

Thursday, May 6, 2021

By Rosa Maria Di Salvatore


a love song


Rosa Maria Di Salvatore

By Joe Sebastian

belated wishes...

taking time to write

the right words

Joe Sebastian

Tuesday, May 4, 2021

By Sherry Grant

sleep nocturne I count in silence

Sherry Grant

By Minal Sarosh

sea shells

the dreams we picked up

along life’s shores

Minal Sarosh

Sunday, May 2, 2021

By Richard Bailly

crew in synchrony

scull slipping effortlessly

undisturbed water

Richard Bailly

By G.R. LeBlanc

fall pruning

I leave the spiderweb


G.R. LeBlanc

By Richa Sharma

frantic mornings

if only a prayer

was enough

Richa Sharma

By Luke Levi


its beak a black sword

piercing the sky

Luke Levi

By Vasile Moldovan

wooden cross--

a nest of sparrows

under its eave

Vasile Moldovan

By Marilyn Ward

snow storm

the sakura scatters

through March wind

Marilyn Ward

By Sherry Grant

dreamsong specks of escaping cloud

Sherry Grant

By Arvinder Kaur

a firefly

leads me to him…

games at twilight

Arvinder Kaur

By Lee Hudspeth


a life star

launching new beginnings

Lee Hudspeth

By Amrutha Prabhu

cold moon --

i hug the pillow

watching the sky

Amrutha Prabhu

By Neena Singh

pink seashell

on the park bench

child’s lost treasure

Neena Singh

By M. Julia Guzmán

waiting room -

mother's frightened eyes

M. Julia Guzmán

By Nicoletta Ignatti

on the windowsill...

the scent of violets

away with the wind

Nicoletta Ignatti

By Ban Mihaly

distant heron shouts

as hermit crabs face

the stars

an arm signaling

their change of course

Ban Mihaly

Saturday, May 1, 2021

By Kyoko Bengala

that slight noise

of cups and glasses

Will we meet again?

Kyoko Bengala

By Daniela Lăcrămioara Capotă

spring breeze -

the cuckoo clock

is heard from outside

Daniela Lăcrămioara Capotă

By Maria Concetta Conti

volcanic ash cloud

spring is moving

somewhere else

Maria Concetta Conti

By Subir Ningthouja


in the wind’s flow

april orchid

Subir Ningthouja

By Vincenzo Adamo


an empty shell

full of fog

Vincenzo Adamo

By Neena Singh

swinging high

in grandma's arms

his Buddha laugh

Neena Singh

By Gopal Lahiri

my romance


in the rear-view mirror

Gopal Lahiri

By Keith Evetts

by the well

I repeat

last year’s wishes

Keith Evetts

By Ljubinka Tošić

cherry blossoms

this morning all you can hear

are the bees buzzing

Ljubinka Tošić

By Amrutha Prabhu

haiku !

an island

in a raging sea

Amrutha Prabhu