Cold Moon Journal

Cold Moon Journal
Photo c. Alf B. Meier

Saturday, April 30, 2022

By Carmela Marino

flowering branches

the way back

seems shorter

Carmela Marino

By Daya Bhat

cresting violets

at the far end

hullabaloo of stars

Daya Bhat

Friday, April 29, 2022

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By Mirela Brăilean

night camp

thirsty horses

sip the moon

Mirela Brăilean

By Jay Friedenberg

plantation ruins

a bougainvillea blossoms

over the slaves' quarters

Jay Friedenberg

Thursday, April 28, 2022

By Mircea Moldovan

morning news nagging toothache

Mircea Moldovan

By Ron Scully

yellow warblers

perched in the cheap seats

heckle raining treys

Ron Scully

By Eavonka Ettinger

flying solo

the crow awaits

his murder

Eavonka Ettinger

By Lorelyn De la Cruz Arevalo

jalapeño sun

catching my smile

with your lips

Lorelyn De la Cruz Arevalo

By Deborah Burke Henderson

river trail—

mayflies hover

in the sun patch

Deborah Burke Henderson

By Tim Murphy

spring evening

pensioners dance Sevillanas

on the park bandstand

Tim Murphy

By B.A. France

dried petals 

of the chrysanthemum

still remembering

B.A. France

By Stephen Jarrell Williams

flower in the wind

losing petals but open

to the sun

Stephen Jarrell Williams

By Gregory Lanzo

submerged heads

searching seafloor

snorkeling for crabs

Gregory Lanzo

By Lucia Cardillo

beach at sunset ...

my shadow stretches

among seashells

Lucia Cardillo

Monday, April 25, 2022

By Nika

dandelion wine

older than I remember

former loves


By Muskaan Ahuja

soaring seagull—

the shape 

of her eyebrows 

Muskaan Ahuja

By Jane-Rebecca Cannarella

pebble eyes copper scales—

we never went fishing

but I wanted to

Jane-Rebecca Cannarella

By Bernadette O'Reilly

welcome home

a spider waits 

beside the door

Bernadette O'Reilly

By Nudurupati Nagasri


traveling through black holes

karma's boomerang

Nudurupati Nagasri

By Adele Evershed

hospital visit—

I travel the dark river

of her wrist

Adele Evershed

By Juliet Wilson

dark matter–

the weight

of family secrets

Juliet Wilson

By Maya Daneva

unexpected door ring

I hide the spider

under the welcome mat

Maya Daneva

By Tina Mowrey



the season

Tina Mowrey

By Alex Lanzo

swirling colors

around our bait

rainbow trout

Alex Lanzo

By Tuyet Van Do


crickets serenade

a restless soul

Tuyet Van Do

By John Pappas

so still at the end of the dock a white heron

John Pappas

By Sushama Kapur

could I steal it forever this petrichor

Sushama Kapur

By Priti Khullar


I do away with

my eyeliner

Priti Khullar

By Louise Hopewell

lost child

her tiny fingers

find mine

Louise Hopewell

Thursday, April 21, 2022

By Alvin B. Cruz


the seat between us

marked X

Alvin B. Cruz

By Tim Murphy

document delay 

my amygdala considers 

a ransom amount

Tim Murphy

Tuesday, April 19, 2022

By H. A. Sappho

fourteen billion years

that’s all it took

to make today

H. A. Sappho

Monday, April 18, 2022

By Ruth Holzer 

interrupting tai chi to do something less important

Ruth Holzer

By Deborah Karl-Brandt

bicycle tour…

our mood change

with the wind

Deborah Karl-Brandt

By Robert Beveridge

innocent in white

the swan seems placid until

you try to pet it

Robert Beveridge

By Melanie Alberts

bopping branch to branch music festival

Melanie Alberts

By Stewart C Baker

glasses for the first time I notice a grey hair

Stewart C Baker

Saturday, April 16, 2022

By Lorelyn De la Cruz Arevalo

summer moon

frogs in the pond

speed dating

Lorelyn De la Cruz Arevalo

By Douglas J. Lanzo

raising his sights

young boy unspools

his kite string

Douglas J. Lanzo

By Maria Cristina Pulvirenti

Hazy moon

The flow of interior


Maria Cristina Pulvirenti

By Ram Chandran

all those wishes...

in the hands of

fountain cleaners

Ram Chandran

By Pippa Phillips

a crack

on the other side

of the mirror

Pippa Phillips

By Vandana Parashar

empty park

my dog and I settle

in married silence

Vandana Parashar

By Tony Williams

spring scent

if I were a horse

I would gallop

Tony Williams

By Susan Bonk Plumridge

a drip on the roof

yesterday's sunshine sounds

far away

Susan Bonk Plumridge

Friday, April 15, 2022

Thursday, April 14, 2022

By Tiffany Shaw-Diaz

how the bluebells bloom within me

Tiffany Shaw-Diaz

By Vandana Parashar

cuckoo’s egg in search of my biological parents

Vandana Parashar

Wednesday, April 13, 2022

By Susan K Beard

eating a ripe pear

its life

becomes my life

Susan K Beard

By Paula Sears




Paula Sears

By Pippa Phillips

potter's wheel--

the clay between

its shapings

Pippa Phillips

Tuesday, April 12, 2022

By C.X. Turner

night rain

wrapped in the warmth

of my dream

C.X. Turner

By Samo Kreutz

april drizzle

even her scars


Samo Kreutz

By Helen Ogden

darkening skies

the distant rumble

of Russian tanks

Helen Ogden

By Richard Bailly

sky apostrophe

cloud punctuation

cirrus grammar

Richard Bailly

By Joanna Ashwell

wrapped indoors

the scent of rain

in your words

Joanna Ashwell

By Florin C. Ciobica

pouring rain –

the sound of a drum

lost in the park

Florin C. Ciobica

Monday, April 11, 2022

By Chen-ou Liu

a raven

silhouetted against the moon

I slip

into the black hole

of your nightmare

Chen-ou Liu

By Pris Campbell

folded notes

and bobby socks


glimpsed in moon shadows

at the old stone graveyard

Pris Campbell

By Susan Burch

just divorced

I float further

out to sea…

trying to find

my legs again

Susan Burch

By David Ngo

two koi fish


swim on the road


of the danger ahead

David Ngo

Saturday, April 9, 2022

By Mona Bedi

coffee ring

what little remains

of your last visit

Mona Bedi

Thursday, April 7, 2022

Touchstone Individual Poem Short List 2021

Two Cold Moon Journal contributors are among The Haiku Foundation's short list for the 2021 Touchstone Award.

Congratulations to Pat Davis and Helen Ogden!

Their poems:

ancient syllables
the forest alive
in birdsong
Pat Davis, Cold Moon, October 7, 2021
ancient wisdom —
naming negative space
in the night sky
Helen Ogden, Cold Moon, October 22, 2021 

This marks the second round of the award procedure. 

Final results will be announced on Haiku Poetry Day, April 17, 2022.

Wednesday, April 6, 2022

By Réka Nyitrai

early spring

a shark cloud loses

its fin

Réka Nyitrai

By Kristen Lindquist

morning fog

the loud clear song

of the fox sparrow

Kristen Lindquist

Tuesday, April 5, 2022

By Keith Evetts

what it takes city bird

Keith Evetts

Monday, April 4, 2022

By John J. Dunphy


the haiku I scrawled

on a boxcar

John J. Dunphy

By Barrie Levine

luggage stickers

where we went

when we were going

Barrie Levine

Sunday, April 3, 2022

By Ray Spitzenberger







joy beats pleasure

Ray Spitzenberger

Saturday, April 2, 2022

By Keith Evetts

midnight only half there

Keith Evetts

By Barrie Levine

frantic u-turn across the living room and back what just happened

Barrie Levine

By Joseph P. Wechselberger

morning sun

the fold in your pillow

casts a shadow

Joseph P. Wechselberger

By Devoshruti Mandal

i in the moonlight sequestered self

Devoshruti Mandal

By Mircea Moldovan

flowerless magnolias postcard from Kyiv

Mircea Moldovan

By Nisha Raviprasad


her presence

even in this stillness

Nisha Raviprasad

Friday, April 1, 2022

By Joe Sebastian

spring twilight…

a gull stalls on 

a wall of wind

Joe Sebastian

By Deborah A. Bennett

cuckoo in spring –  

the universe makes a sound

from a willow tree

Deborah A. Bennett

By Priti Khullar


I climb the mountains 


Priti Khullar