Cold Moon Journal

Cold Moon Journal
Photo c. Alf B. Meier

Thursday, March 30, 2023

By Michelle V. Alkerton


one more line

of barbed-wire

Michelle V. Alkerton

By Jenn Ryan-Jauregui

abandoned to

their inexperience

first brood

Jenn Ryan-Jauregui

By Stephen Jarrell Williams

children playing

beneath the sky

sonic booms

Stephen Jarrell Williams

By Douglas J. Lanzo

moonlit walk

cascading steps

of evening stream

Douglas J. Lanzo

Monday, March 27, 2023

By Janet Krauss

As I walk by the shore,

negative thoughts arise.

The water shivers.

Janet Krauss

Sunday, March 26, 2023

By Genevieve S. Aguinaldo

daffodils blooming

along the rocky moon

his smile on her return

Genevieve S. Aguinaldo

Friday, March 24, 2023

By Barrie Levine

the gnarly bones

of an old lilac

my health condition

Barrie Levine

By Christer Hansson

out of step

following my snow tracks

from last week

Christer Hansson

By Ron Scully


on the campus green


Ron Scully

By Zdenka Mlinar

spring freshness

and the colors of love

in our garden

old memories

for new joys

Zdenka Mlinar

By Ellen Kom

licking my wounds running out of saliva

Ellen Kom

By Bipasha Majumder (De)


squeezing through rainforest

her married life

Bipasha Majumder (De)

Wednesday, March 22, 2023

By Rupa Anand

frayed jersey —

those knitting classes

i never took

Rupa Anand

By Shelly Smith

aged fiddler

plays a goodbye song—

summer’s last cricket

Shelly Smith

By Alvin B. Cruz

getting tattooed

a rose eternally


Alvin B. Cruz

By Kaushal Suvarna

a dozen moons —

slicing onions

Kaushal Suvarna

By Thomas Klodowsky

returning to yourself

at dawn: where was I going?

is it still yesterday?

Thomas Klodowsky

By Mirela Brailean

swans' dance

the repeated bows

of the old dancer

Mirela Brailean

By Simone Pansolin

forging a key

out of the steel

of a lock

Simone Pansolin

Sunday, March 19, 2023

By David He

a monk


in the moonlight

on his hut

an owl hoots

David He

By Dan C. Iulian

long night

both insomniacs

me and the moon

Dan C. Iulian

By Patrick Sweeney


novelty acts

in my mother's laughter

Patrick Sweeney

By Michael Nickels-Wisdom











Michael Nickels-Wisdom

By Jerome Berglund

in the waiting room

all the magazines

to read

Jerome Berglund

By Amoolya Kamalnath

mountain tales...

the nightlong journey

of a doctor

Amoolya Kamalnath

By Vasile Moldovan

earthquake in Turkey

a dog among people

saving people

Vasile Moldovan



a diligent pupil

in the footstep of Bashō

trying to write haiku

Vasile Moldovan

Saturday, March 18, 2023

By M. R. Pelletier

Chance meeting—

   the warmth

   of an old flame

M. R. Pelletier

By Deborah Karl-Brandt


magnolias in full bloom

since we parted

Deborah Karl-Brandt

Friday, March 17, 2023

By Govind Joshi

a lamb

on her shoulders

she shepherds the sheep

Govind Joshi

By Helen Ogden

woodland meadow—

thumbing through

my dogeared bird book

Helen Ogden



gusty wind

a grey gull navigates

the ups and downs

Helen Ogden

By Peter Jastermsky

smoke scented towels we wrap ourselves in barbecue

Peter Jastermsky



if you say so songs of blue acorns

Peter Jastermsky

By Charles Harper

my mandarin

so simply

sheds its rags

Charles Harper

Wednesday, March 15, 2023

By Keith Evetts

grandfather clock...

we hold hands

by the fire

Keith Evetts



oak to oak

the echoes of

a cuckoo's cuckoo

Keith Evetts

By B.A. France

warm winter day

watching the sun move

toward tomorrow




unmarked trailhead

a moonless sky


B.A. France

By Anthony Ward

Dust particles,

Ignited through sunlight-

Burning out in the shade

Anthony Ward



Trees grow tired,

Secluded from rest

Through shortened winters

Anthony Ward

Sunday, March 12, 2023

By Devoshruti Mandal

parrot's bite of a red chilli summer noon

Devoshruti Mandal




mom's hair

spanish moss

Devoshruti Mandal

By Sébastien Revon


what has become

of the old pond?

Sébastien Revon



spring drizzle

a new constellation

on the spider's web

Sébastien Revon

By Katherine E Winnick

haiku seeds

sprouting through the garden

of my mind

Katherine E Winnick



snowcapped mountains

the earthenware pot

warms on the fire

Katherine E Winnick

Friday, March 10, 2023

By Chen-ou Liu

monsoon night . . .

side-by-side on the porch

my old dog and me

Chen-ou Liu

By David He

a monk


in the moonlight

on his hut

an owl hoots

David He

By Sreenath

in the moonlight

desert campfire

rajasthani girls

in colourful skirts

twirling to folk music


By Angiola Inglese

fil rouge

the cold wind

in your silence

Angiola Inglese

By Robert Witmer

still reeds

in the sunblue pond

the heron's sudden beak

Robert Witmer

Thursday, March 9, 2023

By Deborah A. Bennett

in the cornfield

the solitary elm

i have grown old beside it

Deborah A. Bennett

By Mariel Herbert

cherry to apple blossoms betweens

Mariel Herbert

By Diana Teneva

century-old tree…

the whole family gathers

under its shadow

Diana Teneva

By Tuyet Van Do

empty nest

on the ground

her lifeless body

Tuyet Van Do

By John J. Dunphy

forgotten cemetery

crumbling tombstones held together

by poison ivy

John J. Dunphy

By Nudurupati Nagasri

abstract painting

full moon replacing

the water lily

Nudurupati Nagasri

By Nani Mariani


seafood dishes

Chinese New Year

restaurant on the beach

beautiful folded memories

Nani Mariani

Wednesday, March 8, 2023

By Susan Burch

what does it take

to leave you

Wile E. Coyote

gets another rock

dropped on his head

Susan Burch

Tuesday, March 7, 2023

By Bryan Rickert


the time it took

for me

to find


Bryan Rickert

Monday, March 6, 2023

By Brad Bennett

new moon the grandfather clock strikes good night

Brad Bennett

Saturday, March 4, 2023

By Joseph P. Wechselberger

the gatherings

becoming smaller …

another family funeral

Joseph P. Wechselberger

By Ram Chandran

cemetery visit —

beside grandpa's headstone


Ram Chandran

By Tony Williams

wrapping them

in mine

her tissue paper hands

Tony Williams

Friday, March 3, 2023

By Joshua St. Claire

night dog barking away the moon from my window

Joshua St. Clair

By Jennifer Gurney

Darkness cocoons me

At the gloaming of the day

My butterfly self

Jennifer Gurney

By Wai Mei Wong

times square

pigeons and sparrows bask

on different ledges

Wai Mei Wong

Wednesday, March 1, 2023

By Roberta Beach Jacobson


February was a busy month at Cold Moon Journal. Of the 85 poets published, 17 appeared here for the first time. Congratulations to all.

Our eclectic batch of March poems will start up in a couple of days.

Don't forget to submit your April poems.

In the meantime, I can announce my new Alien Buddha Press book of micro fiction has just launched (available at amazon). I’m excited to share the cover of Demitasse Fiction: One-Minute Reads for Busy People with you.