Cold Moon Journal

Cold Moon Journal
Photo c. Alf B. Meier

Tuesday, January 31, 2023

By Mark Scott

winter moon

finding joy in 100

unfinished haiku

Mark Scott



winter sunrise–

always the crow

never the sparrow

Mark Scott

By Angiola Inglese

moving house

different and the same

I look at the moon

Angiola Inglese

By John Paul Caponigro

snow drifts

filling my footsteps

the way home is lost

John Paul Caponigro

Monday, January 30, 2023

By Emma Alexander Arthur

stones with hats
in the Zen garden

Emma Alexander Arthur



fifty years on
still the same figure
Christmas Barbie

Emma Alexander Arthur

By Sébastien Revon

Wolf Moon
making friend
with my shadow

Sébastien Revon


sparking sun
shadows shorten
on the frosted field

Sébastien Revon


ancient cemetery
only winter sun
visits the graves

Sébastien Revon

By Agus Maulana Sunjaya

first day of the year

more than I can imagine

robin songs

Agus Maulana Sunjaya




rusty fence

overwhelmed by

poison ivy

the thought of you


Agus Maulana Sunjaya




a stray cat

on my welcome mat

overcast sky

Agus Maulana Sunjaya

Sunday, January 29, 2023

By Andrew Markowski

zen retreat


my wallet

Andrew Markowski




blank canvas

an artist paints

her nails

Andrew Markowski




improv class

a student makes up an excuse

for being late

Andrew Markowski

By David Cox

green house spider

the tomato

stalking me

David Cox

By Ram Chandran

night train full moon travels with me intermittently

Ram Chandran

By Kerry J Heckman


her eyes follow a moth

to the flame

Kerry J Heckman





the unbroken sky

of the prairie

Kerry J Heckman

Friday, January 27, 2023

By Françoise Maurice

two grey cranes

in the harvested rice field

december shadows

Françoise Maurice

By Aftab Yusuf Shaikh

dish of moon at night

the trees begin to undress

selfish lover-you!

Aftab Yusuf Shaikh

By Darrell Petska

pine woods meditation

each hushed step

one with the next

Darrell Petska




cut     trim     cut     trim

sleeping farmworkers’ hands

still picking broccoli

Darrell Petska



 snow flurries

I     just     don’t     know

what to think

Darrell Petska

By James Penha

tiers of brown soil

rice terraces harvested

tears of spent labor

James Penha

By Govind Joshi

rising sun 

the mountains wear 

an orange hue

Govind Joshi 



summer tour

we shower 

in a waterfall

Govind Joshi

Thursday, January 26, 2023

By B. L. Bruce


another hour of dusk

passing slowly

B. L. Bruce



looking north

in the New Year


B. L. Bruce





thoughts of you

in the empty hours

B. L. Bruce

By Samo Kreutz

red signal

just enough time to talk

about her illness

Samo Kreutz

By Joanna Ashwell


the statement

of winter

Joanna Ashwell



thinning leaves

a glimpse into

forest life

Joanna Ashwell

Monday, January 23, 2023

By Jecko Sanjorjo

browned edges

of books unread

her unkempt hair

Jecko Sanjorjo

By Lisa C Reynolds

bucket list


with pipe dreams

Lisa C Reynolds

By Douglas J. Lanzo

perfect dahlia

too much beauty

to breathe in

Douglas J. Lanzo

Saturday, January 21, 2023

By Jenn Ryan-Jauregui


the snowflake’s fall


Jenn Ryan-Jauregui

By Louise Hastings


the knitted clouds…

yellow moon

Louise Hastings

Friday, January 20, 2023

By David He

I drop a stone

into the reflection

of moon...

the ripples

of her broken heart

David He

Thursday, January 19, 2023

By Alvin B. Cruz

a small box of things

he left behind

I hold on

a little while longer

to what was lost

Alvin B. Cruz

By Paula Sears

breaking the ice

on New Year’s Eve

crème brulee

Paula Sears

By Daniel Birnbaum


from cross to cross


Daniel Birnbaum

By John Pappas

moonless night always assuming the worst

John Pappas



harvest moon

what to do

with the time we get

John Pappas



drifting clouds

an empty nest fills

with moonlight

John Pappas

Wednesday, January 18, 2023

By Hassane Zemmouri

wedding bouquet...

children tickle each other

with pampas grass

Hassane Zemmouri

By Richard Bailly

all bundled up

walking atop snowbanks

headed for school

Richard Bailly




gathered in light seeking

fields of joy

Richard Bailly

By Curt Linderman

lone chrysanthemum

floating in the winter fog

your red nose so bright

Curt Linderman



hedge trimmed

he rests upon

his laurels

Curt Linderman

Tuesday, January 17, 2023

By Priti Khullar

magnets on fridge

I plan my

next adventure

Priti Khullar

By Mark Gilbert

hot pants

the frayed borders

of the past

Mark Gilbert


wondering what has gone wrong robinsong

Mark Gilbert

By Barbara Anna Gaiardoni


first thing to do

buy the crickets

Barbara Anna Gaiardoni

By Mircea Moldovan

home alone

I'm starting to believe again

in Santa Claus

Mircea Moldovan

Saturday, January 14, 2023

By Regina Florene Tan

Along aisles of tales,

she was raised by the women:

real and fictional

Regina Florene Tan

Friday, January 13, 2023

By Amoolya Kamalnath

empty nest —

a parrot flies past

the setting sun

Amoolya Kamalnath

By Tuyet Van Do

empty chair

on the front porch

his echos remain

Tuyet Van Do

Thursday, January 12, 2023

By Adele Evershed


in the daylight...

luna moth

Adele Evershed

By Joshua St. Claire


we discuss

our options

Joshua St. Claire

Wednesday, January 11, 2023

By Pat Geyer


giddy fragrance

of mock orange

brings thoughts of springtime

to my still cold heart

Pat Geyer

Monday, January 9, 2023

By Reid Hepworth

ship masts

in a windstorm

the way

we keep each other

at a distance

Reid Hepworth

By Adrian Bouter

new beginnings

the smoke screen

of fireworks

Adrian Bouter

By John Grey


shadows fall away like egg shell

a lake is hatched

John Grey

By Jim Niffen

winter chill

your silence echoes

off the moon

Jim Niffen

By Jerome Berglund

shadow play

across the cornstalks

one outline passes another

Jerome Berglund

Sunday, January 8, 2023

By Tony Williams

morning stars…

kicking salt across

an icy path

Tony Williams



stiff with cold

the tarpaulins crackle

in their hands

Tony Williams





the staggered flight

of night geese

Tony Williams



depth of winter

needing both hands

to pull a leek

Tony Williams




under a leaden sky

winter reeds

the colour of brass

Tony Williams

Friday, January 6, 2023

By Kimberly Kuchar

old button

filling each hole

with new thread

Kimberly Kuchar

By Keith Evetts

dandelion fluff

trying not to take gravity

too seriously

Keith Evetts

By Sreenath


cows head to the fields

jingle of bells





i travel distant places


my inner spaces


By Chen-ou Liu

laid off ...

my drunken shadow stalking

what's left of the night

Chen-ou Liu


prognosis ...

the weight of my friend's arm

around my shoulders

Chen-ou Liu

Thursday, January 5, 2023

By Joseph P. Wechselberger

jazz singer

a gardenia

like Billie

Joseph P. Wechselberger


blues band

the flash of sequins

when the guitarist sings

Joseph P. Wechselberger

By Chris Langer

broken radio

driving to the sound

of rainfall

Chris Langer

Tuesday, January 3, 2023

By M. R. Pelletier

My haiku—

   the bulk of them


M. R. Pelletier

By John J. Dunphy

midnight melody

our cat walks

on the piano keys

John J. Dunphy




a squirrel chows down on

my aunt’s fruitcake

John J. Dunphy



freeze warning

I put out extra food for

my feral cats

John J. Dunphy

By Arvinder Kaur

beyond the poems

beyond the battlefield

mother’s vacant gaze

Arvinder Kaur

Monday, January 2, 2023

By Wai Mei Wong

recurring dream—

I tell myself

I’m not superstitious

Wai Mei Wong

By Janet Ruth


pile against the fence

howling wind

Janet Ruth


in my dream

he climbs a ladder

saying goodbye

Janet Ruth

By Maya Daneva

red maple leaf...

the citizenship

I call mine

Maya Daneva

By David Josephsohn

gusting winds

our laundry entangled

just as our lives

David Josephsohn



empty pages

every moment begs

to be written

David Josephsohn

Sunday, January 1, 2023

By Barrie Levine

family reunion

my view rises to the top

of the tree

Barrie Levine



ironing the infinite length of a shirtsleeve

Barrie Levine



cleaning up

my contact list

fast-moving rain

Barrie Levine


the touch of stiffened wool dad’s pea coat

Barrie Levine


tossing and turning

my unsettled thoughts

slip to the floor

Barrie Levine