Cold Moon Journal

Cold Moon Journal
Photo c. Alf B. Meier

Wednesday, January 31, 2024

Monday, January 29, 2024

By Tuyet Van Do

hide and seek

a wagging tail

under the bed

Tuyet Van Do

By Ram Chandran

shaking hands

grandma ends up with

a raw mango

Ram Chandran

Saturday, January 27, 2024

By Oscar Luparia

silent flame

the scented lullaby

of her candle

Oscar Luparia

By Diane Funston

terracotta canvas

Frida Kahlo lilies


Diane Funston

By Steliana Cristina Voicu

wedding day…


parents’ home

Steliana Cristina Voicu

By Voima Oy

Twin moons

silver coins

wish for peace

Voima Oy

By Xiaoou Chen

rushing forth

the war-horses’ legs

become invisible

Xiaoou Chen

Friday, January 26, 2024

By Albert Schlaht

noon-time walk

under the autumn sun

a cloud of gnats

Albert Schlaht

By Anthony Ward

feeling a presence

like a breath upon my neck,

with no body there

Anthony Ward

By Lakshman Bulusu

penguins dance

ocean waves froth

settles underfoot

Lakshman Bulusu

By Tony Williams


the hairdryer

brings July

Tony Williams

By Nancy Story

Your arms don't hold me

anymore. Instead, I fly,

buzz around your head.

Nancy Story

By Richard Bailly

rare moment

shared with grandchild

ice cream sandwich

Richard Bailly

By Adele Evershed

cold snap

breaking through the fog

a robin's song

Adele Evershed

By Chad Parenteau

River reflections

bounce green-gold doubloons

back onto treetops.

Chad Parenteau

By Madhavi. K

Summer sunrise

The taste of gran's

Yukon gold mash

Madhavi. K

By Monica Kakkar

blue sky in winter

glistens on a bluebird day—

brimful baby blues

Monica Kakkar

Wednesday, January 24, 2024

Wolf Moon or Full Moon Haiku Needed

By Srini


the walls still speaking



By Minal Sarosh

rising with the bird’s wings mountain tops

Minal Sarosh

By Joshua St. Claire


a murmuration of starlings

carries off my gaze

Joshua St. Claire

By Joanna Ashwell

garden swing

holding the memory

of a storm

Joanna Ashwell

By Ann Christine Tabaka

humming the tune

        a song never sung

Ann Christine Tabaka

By Stephen Jarrell Williams

safe cave

warm campfire glowing

against a dark world

Stephen Jarrell Williams

By Elliot Diamond

tree pose

of a yoga morning

autumn leaves

Elliot Diamond

By Charles E. Lawler

autumn's end

the loneliness of

empty trees

Charles E. Lawler

By Eugeniusz Zacharski

billions of neutrinos

passing through me...

all alone

Eugeniusz Zacharski

By Anne Curran

in the distance

its crimson bloom


Anne Curran

Tuesday, January 23, 2024

By David J Kelly

afternoon, evening

somewhere in between


David J Kelly

By Douglas J. Lanzo

lifting fog

grandma remembers

how much we love her

Douglas J. Lanzo

By Dianne Moritz

warm temperatures

melt our snowman completely

except carrot nose

Dianne Moritz

By Deborah Karl-Brandt

daughter …

the duty of being a

caged bird

Deborah Karl-Brandt

Saturday, January 20, 2024

By Susan Burch

Like the Truman Show, maybe people in heaven are watching shows of us.

how everyone loves

an underdog -

surely someone

up there

is rooting for me

Susan Burch

Thursday, January 18, 2024

By Tom Clausen

traffic slows

I move the dead rabbit

to safety

Tom Clausen

Wednesday, January 17, 2024

By Hege Anita Jakobsen Lepri

office party

by the ficus a forest

of introverts

Hege Anita Jakobsen Lepri

By Kavita Ratna


wrapped up in gold

the lobby balsam fir

Kavita Ratna

Saturday, January 13, 2024

By Michael Shoemaker

Stargazing at Capitol Reef

 Michael Shoemaker

Friday, January 12, 2024

By Alvin B. Cruz

from season to season the silence of grief

Alvin B. Cruz

By Nicola Schaum

Moon's halo the quiet is noisy

Nicola Schaum

By C.X. Turner

if peace

were a sound

snow angels

C.X. Turner

By Alfred Booth

my inner bear

begins to hibernate

cold moon

Alfred Booth

By Nancy Brady

wood smoke

in the wind

last rites

Nancy Brady

By Anna Maria Domburg-Sancristoforo

the taste of winter in my folding hands snow

Anna Maria Domburg-Sancristoforo

By Ron Nhim

vacant park bench

a homeless man curls up

to dream in the cold

Ron Nhim

By David He

river ice

choking every word

winter moon

David He


the cry

of a swan

out of reeds...

the coolness

of moonlight

David He

By Robert Witmer


the little boy fills his basket

with snowballs

Robert Witmer

By Chen-ou Liu

last shift over

my shadow walks alone

with the snow moon

Chen-ou Liu

Wednesday, January 10, 2024

By S.Eta Grubešić

Rooted in Winter

S.Eta Grubešić

By Kimberly Kuchar

the weight of ice

on every branch

my breaking point

Kimberly Kuchar



a falling tear

freezes on her cheek

she keeps walking

Kimberly Kuchar

By Michael Shoemaker

moving a piano up

to the fourteenth floor

a test of friendship

Michael Shoemaker

By Mark Meyer

nightingale floor

still waking the dead

as I tiptoe through life

Mark Meyer

By Mark Forrester

thick brush

the fox’s tail

here and gone

Mark Forrester

By Mark Gilbert

sparrows that rhyme

and snow that doesn’t lay

Leonard Cohen

Mark Gilbert

By M. R. Pelletier

Time lapse—

   how age reshuffles

   memory’s frames

M. R. Pelletier

By Mary Arnold

Appalachian pond

in the middle of mallards

a single cormorant

Mary Arnold

By Melissa Laussmann

his gentle moves

in morning's first light—

the silkworm

Melissa Laussmann

Saturday, January 6, 2024

By David Josephsohn

health crisis

her long journey

to another state

David Josephsohn

Friday, January 5, 2024

By Randy Brooks

red button mushrooms

cheerful little fellas

on a rotting log

Randy Brooks

By Aline da Silveira

unleash me tsunami heart if you see waves

Aline da Silveira

By Pitt Büerken

global warming

the winter coat stays

in the wardrobe

Pitt Büerken

By Amber Winter

sugar scrub polishing off my old self

Amber Winter

By Carmela Marino

my destiny

a seagull driven

by wind

Carmela Marino

By Brad Bennett

one dead tree leaning

on another dead tree leaning

on a live one

Brad Bennett

By Helen Ogden

the shadow I cast

upon the blank page

morning light

Helen Ogden

By David Ngo

stone carvings

yesterdays relived

David Ngo

By Mircea Moldovan

somewhere death wears Santa's hat

Mircea Moldovan

By Nicole Pottier

drums ...

the thrill

of Earth

Nicole Pottier

By Ravi Kiran


on a moonless night

your confession

Ravi Kiran

By Lynn Edge

car wash

after a road trip

bugs from two states

Lynn Edge

By Bryan Rickert

leaf fall losing count of our kisses

Bryan Rickert

By Barrie Levine

cul-de-sac an argument we can’t turn around

Barrie Levine

By Vandana Parashar

the force field around me night jasmine

Vandana Parashar

By Mike Fainzilber

a pool

of candlelight

warming the tea

Mike Fainzilber

By Hayley Gibbons

new year steps closer

cloaked in filigree linings

one last look behind

Hayley Gibbons

By Dmitry Peredonov

sunset ...

on the child’s grave

a broken doll

Dmitry Peredonov

By Katherine E Winnick

the moth

eaten kimono

in the cupboard

Katherine E Winnick




the moonflower


Katherine E Winnick

By Bipasha Majumder (De)

sulky afternoon

she weaves thoughts of

soldier son

Bipasha Majumder (De)

By Kelly Sargent

her bedroom as she left it

the jewelry box ballerina

stops twirling

Kelly Sargent

By Mona Bedi

taking life as it comes hospice moon

Mona Bedi

By Adrian Bouter

stick nor stone the mist-drenched dogs

Adrian Bouter

By Ellen Kom

winter storm

the end

tougher than expected

Ellen Kom

By Elliot Diamond

tree pose

of a yoga morning

autumn leaves

Elliot Diamond

Thursday, January 4, 2024

By Debbie Strange

nurdles all that's left of the ocean

Debbie Strange


this pain i can't seem to get a handle on

Debbie Strange

Wednesday, January 3, 2024

By Steve Bahr

new year bubbles burst of resolutions

Steve Bahr


descended dust

the shelf life

of a keepsake

Steve Bahr

By Wanda Amos

lonesome moon

that warming unconsciousness

of cognac

Wanda Amos



do you follow me

day moon

Wanda Amos

By Anthony Lusardi

everything i need cherry petal rain

Anthony Lusardi


lunar halo—

is there ever a good time

to tell bad news

Anthony Lusardi

By Stephanie Zepherelli

ash to gold

the alchemist ignites

a new year

Stephanie Zepherelli



the last grain

stuck in time

Stephanie Zepherelli

By Keith Evetts

New Year's Day


or fasting

Keith Evetts


wild night

hardly anything left

of the moon

Keith Evetts

By Françoise Maurice

east wind

each leaf waits

its turn

Françoise Maurice



as surprised as I was

the crow

Françoise Maurice

By Govind Joshi

village fair

tinkle of glass bangles

surrounding the cart

Govind Joshi


rippled lake

a wooden boat

fast to a tree

Govind Joshi

Tuesday, January 2, 2024

By Priti Khullar


a fly entangled

in the spider web

Priti Khullar

By Kerry J Heckman

tracing my lifeline ant

Kerry J Heckman


trumpet flower

the hummingbird plays

each blossom

Kerry J Heckman

By Chris Kastle

sun caresses

warmth within

buzzing of bees

Chris Kastle

By Maya Daneva

quiet beach

a small crab moves its shade

over my toe

Maya Daneva

By Gopal Lahiri


exchange honeydew

ants giggle

Gopal Lahiri

Monday, January 1, 2024

By j rap

in the pause

between motorcycle gears

this tiny thought

j rap

By James Penha


burn tropical jungles—

there will be smoke


from ashes

oil palm plantations—

there will be fat


where orangutans

and gibbons live—

there will be none

James Penha

By Jennifer Gurney

waking to the light

through the crack under the door—

you are here

Jennifer Gurney

By Joseph P. Wechselberger

60th reunion

two with walkers

doing The Twist

Joseph P. Wechselberger

By JL Huffman

wood stove smoke

rises from the hollars

mountain man morn

JL Huffman



last bright ember

buried in charcoal clouds

winter solstice

JL Huffman

By Jake Williams

The Kestrel's wing

Caught late afternoon light

Above distant fells

Jake Williams

By John J. Dunphy

the event organizer's purse a mess

John J. Dunphy

By Jerome Berglund

orchestra swells



Jerome Berglund

By J. D. Nelson

thin clouds race in front

of the year’s final full moon

fast rabbit dashes

J. D. Nelson

By Jovana Dragojlovic

storm outside

drawing hearts

on the window

Jovana Dragojlovic