Cold Moon Journal

Cold Moon Journal
Photo c. Alf B. Meier

Wednesday, May 31, 2023

By Debarati Sen

cold moon —

the patches across

her heart

Debarati Sen



rainbow —

pride walk paints my

city’s face

Debarati Sen

Monday, May 29, 2023

By Daipayan Nair

stone skipping —

to know the swamp has

a heartbeat

Daipayan Nair



zebra crossing —

this haste

between us

Daipayan Nair

Saturday, May 27, 2023

By Krit Venambal

Night and moon

still the breeze

Unseen blossoms

Krit Venambal

Friday, May 26, 2023

By Tony Williams

his mood wilting spinach in the


Tony Williams



first swim class

my daughter

windmills it

Tony Williams

By Janet Kraus

Pebble dropped in water

Rings form

Thoughts spread

Janet Kraus

By David He

Gran's fingers


over her old piano

by the lakeside...

the moonlight quivers

David He




strikes my ears

at midnight

a moon glistens

through the window

David He

By JL Huffman

char cloth sky

ablaze with star sparks

JL Huffman

By Françoise Maurice

on the dark stage

some notes fly away

old jazz tune

Françoise Maurice

By Tim Murphy

unplayable piano:

sitting down

to play

Tim Murphy

By Christer Hansson

dusk settles

ducks sliding

on ice

Christer Hansson

Wednesday, May 24, 2023

By Samo Kreutz

stargazing ...

the little myriad

of her birthmarks

Samo Kreutz

By Kerry J Heckman

the first star

not the last


Kerry J Heckman

By Govind Joshi

sudden storm

a passing crow takes refuge

on silver oak

Govind Joshi

By Andrew Markowski

yellow pages—

an old book

calls out to me

Andrew Markowski

By Vivien Eliades

he whispers

sweet nothings in her ear

it tickles

Vivien Eliades

By Nancy Brady

earth day...

dandelions decorate

the lawn

Nancy Brady

By Vasile Moldovan


by its own fragrance

lilac bush

Vasile Moldovan

By Mircea Moldovan

bell’s echo

a stork baby

learn to fly

Mircea Moldovan

Monday, May 22, 2023

By C. Jean Downer


in this blue gown

a lump in my breast

C. Jean Downer

By Dejan Ivanovic

crumpled cloth

the cat licks a puddle of milk

off the floor

Dejan Ivanovic

By Chip Dameron

male cardinal offers seed

to female perched on birdbath

love at first bite

Chip Dameron

Sunday, May 21, 2023

By Laurie Kuntz

Caught between the angry

conversation of sea and shore

shells remain silent

Laurie Kuntz

By Mariel Herbert

rain shadow returning her house key

Mariel Herbert

By Xiaoou Chen

grand migration

of myriad butterflies

solar eclipse

Xiaoou Chen

Friday, May 19, 2023

By B. L. Bruce

bayshore calm

the morning spreads

out and out

B. L. Bruce



the spring moon

through the open window


B. L. Bruce

By Lakshman Bulusu


design after design

in a costumer’s collection

Lakshman Bulusu

By Stephen Jarrell Williams

night wish

you appearing

at my window

Stephen Jarrell Williams

By Timothy Daly

lakeside walk . . . 

after the splash

the water forgets

Timothy Daly

Wednesday, May 17, 2023

By Shane Coppage

pavement crack


finds a way

Shane Coppage

By Refika Dedić

her perfume

on jasmine petals

her sadness

Refika Dedić

By Adrian Bouter


a cobweb collects


Adrian Bouter

Sunday, May 14, 2023

By Hassane Zemmouri

month of fasting

trapped in countless sins

a lonely soul


for repentance

Hassane Zemmouri

Friday, May 12, 2023

By Kimberly Kuchar

quivering heart—


here and there and here

Kimberly Kuchar


another spring

with bluebonnets

without her

Kimberly Kuchar

Wednesday, May 10, 2023

By J. D. Nelson

Jupiter follows

the half-moon across the sky . . .

black dog in the snow

J. D. Nelson

Tuesday, May 9, 2023

By Michelle V. Alkerton


ice cube cooling

my microwaved soup

Michelle V. Alkerton

By Colette Kern

full circle

the aging doctor

becomes a patient

Colette Kern

By Kavita Ratna


lingering on the sweater

our closed chapter

Kavita Ratna

Monday, May 8, 2023

By Ram Chandran

collecting pebbles—

not long ago

I too had rough edges

Ram Chandran

Saturday, May 6, 2023

By Deborah A. Bennett

not the wind through

the pines but my mother's voice

in mine

Deborah A. Bennett

By Jennifer Gurney


Is really just seeing things


Jennifer Gurney

By Mike Fainzilber

bread crumbs

and sparrows

reasons to be happy

Mike Fainzilber

By Joanna Ashwell

early to rise

the sun and I


Joanna Ashwell

By Mike Gallagher

the farmer scolds

each scowling cloud

harvest sky

Mike Gallagher


seeking out

no particular star


Mike Gallagher

By Catherine Zickgraf

the earth sounds hollow

though cherry blossoms float down

landing in my hair

Catherine Zickgraf

By Chen-ou Liu

laid off ...

the familiar and forgotten

packed into boxes

Chen-ou Liu

By M. R. Pelletier

 Planter box—

   a clump of dandelions


M. R. Pelletier

By Joshua St. Claire

following the scent of bergamot yellow sulphur

Joshua St. Claire

By evan coram

fallow field

clinging to nothing


evan coram

Thursday, May 4, 2023

By Kotonobu

slowly run

my hands

along your shape


Wednesday, May 3, 2023

By Alvin B. Cruz


on a full moon night

my perfect incompleteness

Alvin B. Cruz


small town gossip

at the laundromat

sound of the rinse cycle

Alvin B. Cruz

By C.X. Turner

freezing rain

reaching new depths

of melancholy

C.X. Turner

By David Josephsohn


the shadows and I

finally rest

David Josephsohn

By Keith Evetts

talk of peace

among the roses

spider threads

Keith Evetts

By Jay Friedenberg

sunset light

on almond blossoms

the last bumble bee

Jay Friedenberg

By Robert Epstein

alone with my loss

around the rosemary bush

bees humming

Robert Epstein

By Barrie Levine

swinging to a halt

on the coatroom rack

her new cane

Barrie Levine

By Mark Gilbert

a couple on the beach holding hands holding shoes

Mark Gilbert



dawn breaks

the mayfly’s will

to live

Mark Gilbert

By Ellen Kom

family reunion

another shot

of vodka

Ellen Kom

By Ana Drobot

flying carpet

resting on the wall

my therapist asks me

to bring free associations

for my dream

Ana Drobot

By Jerome Berglund

hole in the ice

derelict farmhouse

Jerome Berglund


old car in a field

further out lambs

Jerome Berglund

By Daya Bhat

overseas call

a blue jay takes away

all the minutes

Daya Bhat

By John Hawkhead

sky drums

crows in the skeleton tree

call down the storm

John Hawkhead

By Kristen Lindquist

Sunday morning

a girl scrapes a palm frond

through last night's litter

Kristen Lindquist

Tuesday, May 2, 2023

By Orrin PréJean

pretty color of ground up cinnamon   when will i fall in love

Orrin PréJean


shooting wild horses 'thnks Marlene for freeing haiku'

Orrin PréJean

By Bryan Rickert

checking the phone

every five minutes

it must be love

Bryan Rickert

By Daniel Birnbaum

on the pond


but why the silence

Daniel Birnbaum

By Robert Witmer

first frost

crickets chirping

in the fireplace

Robert Witmer

By Veronika Zora Novak

funeral procession my shadow missing

Veronika Zora Novak

By Patrick Sweeney

waters by the Otemon Gate

a little girl dumped

her festival goldfish

Patrick Sweeney

By Monica Kakkar

blushing pink blossoms

in ikebana alcove

to meet and to part …

Monica Kakkar

By John J. Dunphy

rose petals

strewn by the flower girl

in the janitor's dustpan

John J. Dunphy

By Deborah Karl-Brandt

oil drops

chasing the rainbow

down the street

Deborah Karl-Brandt

By Sreenath

silent night

an old hindi song

wafting straight to heart


By Daniela Rodi

end of winter

a butterfly settles

inside my shadow

Daniela Rodi


bedtime stories...

father's old armchair

remembers his shape

Daniela Rodi

By Albert Schlaht

spring morning

brisk wind takes his toupee

to dance with

Albert Schlaht