Cold Moon Journal

Cold Moon Journal
Photo c. Alf B. Meier

Wednesday, August 30, 2023

By Hassane Zemmouri

the fear

of covid, still stuck in mind

and heart...

even in dreams

I look for a mask

Hassane Zemmouri

By Daniela Rodi

deserted beach

all that remains

the absence of summer

Daniela Rodi

By Darrell Petska


this shiny blue bauble

on the sun’s gold chain

Darrell Petska

By Xiaoou Chen

subsiding wind

leaves take occasion

to change partners

Xiaoou Chen

By Stephanie Zepherelli








Stephanie Zepherelli

By Anthony Lusardi

july twilight

waves in the ocean

and in her hair

Anthony Lusardi

By Stephen Jarrell Williams


night of whispering

never an answer

Stephen Jarrell Williams

By Priti Khullar


I wander

across the galaxies

Priti Khullar

By Janet Ruth


ruins of darkness

badger's toothy grin

Janet Ruth

By Lakshman Bulusu

having played hide and seek

summer day long

sun looks for the moon

Lakshman Bulusu

By Adrian Bouter

of a heron

the wind lifts a feather

afternoon calm

Adrian Bouter

By David He

a field

of stirring reeds…


fills the emptiness

of a fishing boat

David He

By Janet Krauss

Snow falling

Haiku drifting

from my fingers

Janet Krauss

Tuesday, August 29, 2023

By Gavin Austin


behind glass

our youth

Gavin Austin


the other side

of rain

magpie song

Gavin Austin

By Tuyet Van Do

morning walk —

on the footpath

victim's belongings

Tuyet Van Do

By Perry L. Powell

on the beach

her pregnant belly

its own sunrise

Perry L. Powell


sudden rainstorm

miles offshore

the depths of your eyes

Perry L. Powell

By Bipasha Majumder (De)

wet night

cicadas and I

dancing cha-cha-cha

Bipasha Majumder (De)

By Steliana Cristina Voicu

night pearl —

the little turtle comes out

from the egg

Steliana Cristina Voicu

By Govind Joshi

monsoon morning

fragrance of mangoes

on opening the fridge

Govind Joshi

Saturday, August 26, 2023

By Vandana Parashar

parting birds

...and I thought next time

would be better

Vandana Parashar

By Kavita Ratna

curved backs...

lightning fingers

plant paddy

Kavita Ratna

By Susan Lee Roberts


a golden glow

vanishes into cool blue

Susan Lee Roberts

By Gary Hittmeyer


edges the storm clouds

angels drift in heaven

Gary Hittmeyer

By Anthony Ward

Fizzing foliage

Cicadas serenading summer

I step to the Opera

Anthony Ward

By D. Kealiʻi MacKenzie

friends joyous

at sunset

tea gone bitter

D. Kealiʻi MacKenzie

By Samo Kreutz

stamp collector

added to the album

his grey hair

Samo Kreutz

By Angiola Inglese

his head

so close to mine…


Angiola Inglese

Friday, August 25, 2023

By Daniel Birnbaum

summer sunset

eight crows

why did I count them

Daniel Birnbaum

By Andrew Markowski


ripples of reflected sky

in every puddle

Andrew Markowski



afternoon lull

the distant squeal

of worn-out tires

Andrew Markowski

By Timothy Daly

seaside salty thoughts about childhood

Timothy Daly

By James Penha

smashed antique

yet another shard

finds my foot

James Penha

By Zdenka Mlinar

angry july

destroys everything alive

an inanimate

prayer for

gracious August

Zdenka Mlinar

ljutiti srpanj

ruši sve živo

i neživo 

molitva za

milostivi kolovoz

Zdenka Mlinar

Tuesday, August 22, 2023

By Susan Burch

before I can whistle rape

Susan Burch

Monday, August 21, 2023

By Michelle V. Alkerton


more than a decade in black

one less decision

Michelle V. Alkerton

By Refika Dedić


in a cup full of tea

a child's nose

Refika Dedić

By Paula Sears

summer wind

bustling through the blackberry brambles

a pileated woodpecker

Paula Sears

Saturday, August 19, 2023

Friday, August 18, 2023

By Kimberly Kuchar


swimming for eternity

Grandma's vase

Kimberly Kuchar

By Douglas J. Lanzo

longing for the home

it never had

slug passing snail

Douglas J. Lanzo

Monday, August 14, 2023

By Mike Fainzilber

above the thunder

the tree

of five thousand years

Mike Fainzilber




after the rains

a haunting silence

nothing left to say

Mike Fainzilber

By Nancy Byrne Iannucci

A mother's mood


the four seasons

Nancy Byrne Iannucci

Sunday, August 13, 2023

By Debarati Sen

Sunday morning —

the bawl of a fruit vendor

wakes me up

Debarati Sen



mountain peak —

this ego

between us

Debarati Sen

By JL Huffman

yellow finches

flock the feeder

joy takes wing

JL Huffman

By Ram Chandran

autumn dusk—

time changed me

beyond recognition

Ram Chandran

By Diane Webster

Hot summer fishing

dragonfly lands on the pole

steady in patience

Diane Webster

By Ruth Holzer

the life

of a wanderer

brief chaos

of white dust and starlight—

surviving by chance

Ruth Holzer



around my candle

All Souls

Ruth Holzer

By Simon De Courcey

late offerings

a cold cave dawn —

paviland red

Simon De Courcey

By evan coram


   into silence

   green wood

evan coram

By David Ngo

caged bird released

releasing its captor's heart

from the cage's grip

David Ngo

By Daipayan Nair

loaded basket

grandma makes room for

a fallen marigold

Daipayan Nair

Saturday, August 12, 2023

By Barrie Levine

housebound . . .

through my window all I know

of drifting clouds

Barrie Levine

Friday, August 11, 2023

By Tony Williams

ghost koi—

never running

with the crowd

Tony Williams



our friendship


Tony Williams

By J. D. Nelson

early August now—

the fly on the bathroom wall

has been there all night

J. D. Nelson

By Jennifer Gurney

A ginkgo leaf

Flutters in the wind

Along with my heart

Jennifer Gurney

By petro c.k.

summer drought

a plastic cup

on the beer tap

petro c.k.

Wednesday, August 9, 2023

By A.J. Anwar

fading for-sale sign

a lonely house

all these years

A.J. Anwar

By Wanda Amos

looking so peaceful

her final visit

to the beautician

Wanda Amos



winter chill…

a sudden inward breath

cuts the lifeline

Wanda Amos

By Sreenath

gentle breeze

across the cemetery

war veterans


Monday, August 7, 2023

By Mircea Moldovan

raven's reflection

in the colorless stained glass

Bach concert

Mircea Moldovan

By Mark Gilbert

at the pole

the north star

our friend

Mark Gilbert

By Mark Forrester

just a flicker

and the swallow

is gone

Mark Forrester

By Muskaan Ahuja

aunt’s call —

the distant whistles

of her pressure cooker

Muskaan Ahuja

By Meagan Bussert

sitting in church

thinking about

thinking about distractions

Meagan Bussert

By Mike Gallagher

longing for

more tangible company

the romance reader

Mike Gallagher

By M. R. Pelletier

Beach read,

   sand trapped in its pages—

   the secrets she keeps

M. R. Pelletier

By Maid Corbic

aria of life hidden

into a ball of happiness

is born

Maid Corbic

Sunday, August 6, 2023

By Aaron Bowker

endless rain

her tears joining puddles

in the street

Aaron Bowker


imprint in dust

made by what you took

when you left

Aaron Bowker

By Roman Lyakhovetsky

half-empty cinema –

a moth flutters in and out

of the projector beam

Roman Lyakhovetsky

By Alvin B. Cruz

autumn leaves changing my relationship status yet again
Alvin B. Cruz



long summer
written in the sand
a name not mine
Alvin B. Cruz

Friday, August 4, 2023

By Mirela Brailean


in prolonged monologue

with the wilted ones

Mirela Brailean

By Bonnie J Scherer

summer fling

a wild geranium

reseeds itself

Bonnie J Scherer

By Kamarun Nahar

you and i

still could be a myth

adam and eve

Kamarun Nahar

Wednesday, August 2, 2023

By Randy Brooks

walking down the stairs

between classes

phone zombies

Randy Brooks

By Bryan Rickert

not a care in the world wildflowers

Bryan Rickert

By Tiffany Shaw-Diaz


finally a quiet

place to grieve

Tiffany Shaw-Diaz

By Deborah Karl-Brandt

distant thunder

what poetry means

in this world

Deborah Karl-Brandt

By Ellen Kom

sensitivity training

the boss winks at me

stormy morning 

Ellen Kom

By Brad Bennett

you do not

have to be good

autumn sky

Brad Bennett




ice bubbles

the pond talks

in its sleep

Brad Bennett

By Mona Bedi

finally accepting my flaws nude beach

Mona Bedi



going back to my home town stranger moon

Mona Bedi

By Chen-ou Liu

lovers' trail

we stroll in and out

through sunshine and shade

Chen-ou Liu

Tuesday, August 1, 2023

By Jovana Dragojlović

summer breeze

scattered thoughts

in my head

Jovana Dragojlović

By Silvia Bistocchi

buzz of wasps –

the silent steps


Silvia Bistocchi

By Daniela Lăcrămioara Capotă

dandelion –

how deep

is your love

Daniela Lăcrămioara Capotă

By John J. Dunphy

Dog Days

a shabby-dressed man cools off

in the frozen foods

John J. Dunphy