Cold Moon Journal

Cold Moon Journal
Photo c. Alf B. Meier

Tuesday, August 31, 2021

By Neena Singh


within and without

a divine jigsaw

Neena Singh

By Wilda Morris

the same moon

in Kabul

a different breeze

Wilda Morris

By Kyoko Bengala

loneliness --

each one locked inside

his cell phone

Kyoko Bengala

By Mircea Moldovan


the women gather

children's tears

Mircea Moldovan

By Kelly Sauvage

rain patter something akin to love

Kelly Sauvage

By Dennis Andrew Aguinaldo

A lizard hunts

a beetle on the cupboard hinge.


Dennis Andrew Aguinaldo

Monday, August 30, 2021

By Kelly Sauvage

zero gravity the way we play with puppets

Kelly Sauvage

Sunday, August 29, 2021

By Maria Cristina Pulvirenti

Crescent moon

Silver is lost

in the path

Maria Cristina Pulvirenti

By J.R. Gaskin


my inner emptiness

refrigerator light

J.R. Gaskin

By Pippa Phillips

winter lake—

a song in the seams

of its surface

Pippa Phillips

By Kyoko Bengala

agitation --

inside are oleanders

and a lot of insomnia

Kyoko Bengala

By Réka Nyitrai

a devil born

from dark apples

its sweetness

Réka Nyitrai

By Rp Verlaine

the blood

on the Samurai's sword

becomes stars

Rp Verlaine

By Vincenzo Adamo

night of San Lorenzo --

stars are falling

about you, about me, about us

Vincenzo Adamo

By G.R. LeBlanc

clematis vine

the dog follows me


G.R. LeBlanc

By Peter Jastermsky

up in arms who let the shirt off the hook

Peter Jastermsky

By Sherry Grant

recipe collection

all the ingredients

I don’t have

Sherry Grant

By Giuliana Ravaglia


my life in the rush of the winds

Giuliana Ravaglia

By Veronika Zora Novak

the sound

of skeleton keys . . .

Pandora's box

Veronika Zora Novak

By Richard Bailly

seagulls at sunrise

late summer

breakfast ballet

Richard Bailly

By KEV Trocmet

bathing sparrows

sprinkle the air

with diamonds

KEV Trocmet

Saturday, August 28, 2021

By Terrie Jacks

ocean’s sounds

my ears tune into

barking seals

Terrie Jacks

By Réka Nyitrai

a winter of dark apples

the time I gave birth to

a woodpecker

Réka Nyitrai

By Paweł Markiewicz

marvel of beehive

queen bee meets dear apiarist

in loneliness

Paweł Markiewicz

By Giuliana Ravaglia

solitude -

a trickle of makeup left to run

Giuliana Ravaglia

By Lori A Minor

Dialects class

my Irish lilt better

when I’m high

Lori A Minor

By Peter Jastermsky

crossing her legs not a rustle in the field

Peter Jastermsky

By Pat Geyer

walk in the woods...

head to toe

in camo

i flirt with

a sycamore tree

Pat Geyer

By J.R. Gaskin

exposed roots

we talk about

my first girlfriend

J.R. Gaskin

Friday, August 27, 2021

By Benedetta Cardone


Another moon


Benedetta Cardone

By Agnes Eva Savich

black swallowtail

lost in the quivering

of my camera zoom

Agnes Eva Savich

By Louise Hopewell


all the horses

still in lockdown

Louise Hopewell

By Nudurupati Nagasri

Crescendo of rain

at distant...

Diminuendos on ukulele

Nudurupati Nagasri

By Patricia Hawkhead

shifting shadows

waiting for dusk

to tilt the scales

Patricia Hawkhead

By Gabriela Zaneva

after the storm --

a rainbow in the wings

of the dragonfly

Gabriela Zaneva

By John Hawkhead

rolling thunder

the first drop of rain

never falls here

John Hawkhead

By Maria Teresa Sisti

blue moon --

my shadow becomes


Maria Teresa Sisti

By Nicole Tilde

summer morning

the echo

of one chime

Nicole Tilde

By Carmela Marino

thin clouds

a transparent veil

on his long rest

Carmela Marino

By Sushama Kapur

august moon ...

cradling the memory

of her first cry

Sushama Kapur

By Pippa Phillips

on the tip

of my tongue—

wind chimes

Pippa Phillips

Thursday, August 26, 2021

By Agnes Eva Savich

worker bees

even with the drone

of rush hour

Agnes Eva Savich

By Marilyn Ward

summer sweetness

as bees buzz

in middle c

Marilyn Ward

By Maya Daneva

my eyes

in and out of the petunia

with the bee

Maya Daneva

Wednesday, August 25, 2021

By Nika


when the time comes

who will write mine


By Nani Mariani

blue moon

love story

drowning in the ocean

Nani Mariani

By John Hawkhead

hellfire and brimstone

the priest describes the path

to forgiveness

John Hawkhead

By Louise Hopewell

high tea

a dollop of cream

on the tip of her nose

Louise Hopewell

By Lakshmi Iyer

between the clouds

she hides and seeks

my companion

Lakshmi Iyer

By Hemapriya Chellappan

half awake

half asleep

spring equinox

Hemapriya Chellappan

By Devoshruti Mandal

tea leaves

in boiling water ...

those unsaid words

Devoshruti Mandal

Sunday, August 22, 2021

By Amrutha Prabhu

slow stream -

an ant on

a leaf boat 

Amrutha Prabhu

By Mircea Moldovan

garden flamingo

mom combs her hair

always by the window

Mircea Moldovan

By Pat Davis

parched prairie

the bison's

heavy head

Pat Davis

By Helen Ogden

coastal bluff

looking a pelican

in the eye

Helen Ogden

By Pippa Phillips

black butterfly—

all the possible words

in the inkwell

Pippa Phillips

Saturday, August 21, 2021

By Vasile Moldovan

torrid summer -

only lightning and thunder

not a drop of rain

Vasile Moldovan

By Yasir Farooq

under a shelter

goats and goatherd

calmly watch the rain

Yasir Farooq

By Cynthia Anderson


a promise blown

out of proportion

Cynthia Anderson

By JL Huffman

skies darken

leaves cup to receive

sacrament of rain

JL Huffman

By Pat Davis


the disobedience

of rain

Pat Davis

By Anna Maria Domburg-Sancristoforo

rain, then sun

the scented breath

of the woods

Anna Maria Domburg-Sancristoforo

By Cherry A

rain patter -

the kids run outside

with paper boats

Cherry A

By Ram Chandran


redder than ever

last night rain

Ram Chandran

By Lafcadio

smell of sage

in the rain--

barren desert


Thursday, August 19, 2021

By Zahra Mughis


in nothingness

The Beatles

 Zahra Mughis

Wednesday, August 18, 2021

By Geoff Pope

joggers running along the river naked blackberries

Geoff Pope

By Hemapriya Chellappan

cold moon the present becomes the past

Hemapriya Chellappan

By Tsanka Shishkova

double rainbow in the storm clouds

Tsanka Shishkova

By Richa Sharma

scent of motherhood chandan* breeze

Richa Sharma


*Chandan is sandalwood in Hindi language

By Lafcadio

loosening the grip of sorrow your hand in mine


By Alfred Booth

la vie en rose...

these storm clouds from a paint sampler

Alfred Booth

By Jimmy Webb

 the screaming fox - his double edged sword

Jimmy Webb

Tuesday, August 17, 2021

By Nudurupati Nagasri


The only moon…

Of Amavasya *

Nudurupati Nagasri


*No moon day

By Nicoletta Ignatti

I rock the moon

lying on the swing-

summer night

Nicoletta Ignatti

By Florin C. Ciobica

melon field 

the scarecrow points

to the moon

Florin C. Ciobica

By Mona Iordan

late-night news

the moon minds

its own business

Mona Iordan

By Ben Onachila

a magical gift

this potted lemon tree

a moon now on each branch

Ben Onachila

By Angiola Inglese

orange blossom--

a single woman

under the moon

Angiola Inglese

By Lafcadio

rabbit moon--

the silence



By Claire Ninham

thunder moon

the accidental crunch

of molluscs

Claire Ninham

Sunday, August 15, 2021

By Pat Davis

thrift shop

all my possessions

still there

Pat Davis

By Douglas J. Lanzo


shoots from Neptune’s trident

after sea-blown storm

Douglas J. Lanzo

By Pippa Phillips


she calls

to herself

Pippa Phillips

Saturday, August 14, 2021

By Mirela Brăilean

pandemic funeral -

behind the widow

convoy of leaves

Mirela Brăilean

Friday, August 13, 2021

By Susan Bonk Plumridge


to walk away

stray cat

Susan Bonk Plumridge

By Barrie Levine


to the names we give her

cold moon

Barrie Levine

By Surashree Joshi

half moon. . .

my memories of you 


Surashree Joshi

By Douglas J. Lanzo


ages into the past


Douglas J. Lanzo

Thursday, August 12, 2021

By Radhamani Sarma

my haiku

counting more revisions

than syllables

Radhamani Sarma

By Susan Bonk Plumridge


upon the paper

but a robin sings

Susan Bonk Plumridge

By Sushama Kapur

rows of paddy -

mingling with green

the blue of sky

Sushama Kapur

By Barrie Levine

combing mom’s hair . . .

a lake ripples

with silver

Barrie Levine

Wednesday, August 11, 2021

By Baisali Chatterjee Dutt

temple bells

calling for dawn

beyond the hills

Baisali Chatterjee Dutt

By Samo Kreutz

narrow street

rubbing up against me

the bell's echo

Samo Kreutz

Tuesday, August 10, 2021

By Mona Bedi

lucid interval

I die and come back

all so soon

Mona Bedi

By Joanna Ashwell

I send out

my apologies

to the world

let me know when

it is safe to re-emerge

Joanna Ashwell

By Keith Evetts


birds have to eat


Keith Evetts

Monday, August 9, 2021

By Mirela Brăilean

summer heat -

the snappy ticking

of my Dali clock

Mirela Brăilean

By Arvinder Kaur

phone screens: the loneliness of a crowd

Arvinder Kaur

By Minal Sarosh

oranges in each day seeds of haiku

Minal Sarosh

By Pippa Phillips

the octopus dreams

of the fisherman's wife

her second skin

slipping off

so easily

Pippa Phillips

Sunday, August 8, 2021

By Surashree Joshi

withered field

my feelings for you

six feet under

Surashree Joshi

Saturday, August 7, 2021

By Arvinder Kaur

the wait

for his homecoming…

coffee rings

Arvinder Kaur

By Bakhtiyar Amini


the moon drops in

armed with nothing

Bakhtiyar Amini

B.A. France

scare tactics …

another evening watching

tv with mom

B.A. France

By John J. Dunphy

my new table

made from reclaimed wood

the ring

from my coffee cup encircles

a bullet hole

John J. Dunphy