Cold Moon Journal

Cold Moon Journal
Photo c. Alf B. Meier

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

By Samo Kreutz

worker bee

nourished with pollen

the child in me

Samo Kreutz

By Françoise Maurice

 a gentle breeze

frolics with the leaves

ending summer

Françoise Maurice


already autumn

I breathe the fragrance

of dry grass

Françoise Maurice

By JL Huffman

frost-tipped maples

first scarlet burst

JL Huffman

By Patricia Hawkhead

allium buds

about to burst

sparrow wings

Patricia Hawkhead

By Douglas J. Lanzo

trimming insects

off our rose bush

morning sparrows

Douglas J. Lanzo

Thursday, November 10, 2022

By Chen-ou Liu

first day

after being laid off


and awake to the silence

of falling leaves

Chen-ou Liu

By Anna Maria Domburg-Sancristoforo

rusty red

the colour of my heart

in a leaf

Anna Maria Domburg-Sancristoforo

By Kamrun Nahar

         thirsty leaves...

cries for monsoon

         at a winter dusk

Kamrun Nahar

By David He

I glance back

at her window light

after I leave

cold wind

strikes my face

David He



a little boy

waves goodbye

to the whistling train...

Mum's tears

soak her mask

David He




dance through the air

before a lightpost

an old monk

whispers his prayer

David He

By Mircea Moldovan

death spits pumpkin seeds in the hospital yard

Mircea Moldovan

By Amoolya Kamalnath

emptying into the ocean another new day

Amoolya Kamalnath

By Joshua St. Claire

Cartesian coordinates

between the horizon and I


Joshua St. Claire


grandpa’s pantry

all lined up

sardine cans

Joshua St. Claire

Wednesday, November 9, 2022

By Tony Williams


the choir stands up

to sing

Tony Williams

By J. D. Nelson

in the fruit basket:

avocados, tangerines,

one purple onion

J. D. Nelson

By Tim Murphy

autumn evening

stirring a saucepan

of hot chocolate

Tim Murphy

By Joseph P. Wechselberger


the familiar begins

to disappear

Joseph P. Wechselberger


empty mailbox


not kept

Joseph P. Wechselberger



pieces don't fit


Joseph P. Wechselberger

By Bonnie J Scherer

the poet within …

a facet in the

cut of my diamond

Bonnie J Scherer

By Mona Bedi

cold moon

the shivering ripples

of the sea

Mona Bedi

By Alvin B. Cruz

full moon

three nights in a row

still in love

Alvin B. Cruz



more than the flowers the scent of the flower vendor

Alvin B. Cruz

By Christina Chin and Uchechukwu Onyedikam

sweltering Lagos traffic —

juice in a bottle

cold pressed cane

bumper to bumper

sugarcane ants

Christina Chin / Uchechukwu Onyedikam

Monday, November 7, 2022

By Adrian Bouter

empty sky some things never come

Adrian Bouter

By Madeleine Vinluan

not much can change the world now except for the clouds

Madeleine Vinluan

By Simon De Courcey

The etiquette

of crows

anything goes

Simon De Courcey

By Daniela Rodi

moonlit solitude...

a lone crow

in a bare tree

Daniela Rodi

By Meera Rehm

bitter morning

a wet leaf attaches

to my shoe

Meera Rehm



changing seasons. . .

the never ending cycle

of war and peace

Meera Rehm

By Kerry J Heckman

ukraine border town every sunset sacred

Kerry J Heckman

By Rob McKinnon


invaders’ dead bodies

lie in the streets

Rob McKinnon

Sunday, November 6, 2022

By Lynn Edge

final hymn

all five brothers

together now

Lynn Edge



a river of stars

down the wet highway

holiday traffic 

Lynn Edge




mowing canceled

dandelions and violets

in full bloom

Lynn Edge

Saturday, November 5, 2022

By Deborah P Kolodji

those things

which should remain hidden

low tide

Deborah P Kolodji



dolphin performance

a whole family too seasick

to notice

Deborah P Kolodji



cold dripping rain

car beeps echo

in the stairwell

Deborah P Kolodji

By Keith Evetts

war of words

poets look 

for a retreat

Keith Evetts

By John Pappas

potter’s field

even the wind


John Pappas

By Susan Bonk Plumridge

introvert tension

the hairdresser 

just keeps on talking

Susan Bonk Plumridge

By Maya Daneva

Big Sur trail…

looking at each other

from two different rocks

Maya Daneva

Friday, November 4, 2022

By Tiffany Shaw-Diaz


all i want

is to be soft

Tiffany Shaw-Diaz



when i close my eyes all the stars

Tiffany Shaw-Diaz

By Mona Bedi

road journey

the shadow of a cloud

travels with me

Mona Bedi



worn out—

the comfort

of old clothes

Mona Bedi

By Sean O’Connor

first cold snap

all the graves quilted

with autumn leaves

Sean O’Connor

By Barrie Levine

summer’s end . . .

what the tree knows

before the leaves

Barrie Levine


well-traveled moon


in the language of silence

Barrie Levine

By Jay Friedenberg

dog park

an old squeaky toy

buried in leaves

Jay Friedenberg

By B.L. Bruce

slow burn

of sunrise


B.L. Bruce



cricket song

at dawn

new moon

B.L. Bruce

By Lucia Cardillo

roasted chestnuts ...

the forgotten warmth

of her hands

Lucia Cardillo

By petro c.k.

in the woods

somewhere else

a tree falls quietly

petro c.k.



creaking wood floors

a reminder that

I'm not alone

petro c.k.

By M. R. Pelletier


none volunteers

for what comes after

M. R. Pelletier

By John J. Dunphy

baby boomer activist

now organizing protests

in her nursing home

John J. Dunphy



yard sale Bible

a bird's nest drawn on

its family tree

John J. Dunphy

By Mirela Brăilean


the battlefield

full of crows

Mirela Brăilean

Tuesday, November 1, 2022

By Chris Langer

nap time

tucking in

her teddy bear

Chris Langer



tire swing


to the radio

Chris Langer



cracked backboard

the sound of sneakers

on concrete

Chris Langer




my cat tackles the sheep

i’ve been counting

Chris Langer