Cold Moon Journal

Cold Moon Journal
Photo c. Alf B. Meier

Friday, April 5, 2024

By Steliana Cristina Voicu

romanian village —

the sun rises from a basket

of field flowers

Steliana Cristina Voicu

By Georg Cook

Milk spilt

Nothing is meant to remain

Contained forever

Georg Cook

Sands shift

The eviction notice


Georg Cook

By Leanne Mumford

market day—

a woman tying bundles

of fresh lavender

Leanne Mumford

By Wanda Amos

then and now

the declining number

of beetles

Wanda Amos

women in black

the harvest of their wombs

cold in the earth

Wanda Amos

By Vandana Parashar

Indian market

all the vehicles parked

in no parking zone

Vandana Parashar

stirring a storm

in the puddle

strong wind

Vandana Parashar

By Bonnie J Scherer

snow –

dozens of Inuit words

none easy to shovel

Bonnie J Scherer

moths nibbling on wool fingerless gloves

Bonnie J Scherer

peel after peel the onion still

Bonnie J Scherer

By Goran Gatalica

morning wind . . .

the birdsong too

rooted to sky

Goran Gatalica


sunny spot —

cultivating a garden

in our yard

Goran Gatalica

By Steve Van Allen

dry winter leaves

slowly overtaken

by greens of March

Steve Van Allen

By Hassane Zemmouri

as long as time nostalgia

Hassane Zemmouri

By Joshua Gage

drum solo

her red stiletto

trying to keep time

Joshua Gage

By Jeff Burt

The moon lights the plum

petals, a thousand candles

and birds yet to rise

Jeff Burt

By Xiaoou Chen


the calf’s lifted foot

hangs in the air

Xiaoou Chen

By Richard Bailly


trunk in tail

elephant couple

Richard Bailly

By Scott Wiggerman

room to grow

the yukuta

envelops us both

Scott Wiggerman

low water crossing the missteps

Scott Wiggerman

closed clinic

another choice


Scott Wiggerman

By Louise Hopewell

red desert

sheep bones scattered

among everlastings

Louise Hopewell

botanic gardens

the welcome sign decorated

with pigeon poo

Louise Hopewell

By Janet Ruth

too much bad news brewing a cup of tea

Janet Ruth



fresh-cut-grass smell

at twelve, reading Nancy Drew

in the tree house

Janet Ruth

By Tuyet Van Do

music pumping

in the skating rink

a dog on wheels

Tuyet Van Do

morning sun

among the golden fields

colored umbrellas

Tuyet Van Do

casting worries

in the open sea

a lone fisherman

Tuyet Van Do

By Ezio Infantino

lonely moon …

the flashing red lights

on the skyscraper

Ezio Infantino

By Douglas J. Lanzo

crystalized color

dragonfly wings shiver

then freeze

Douglas J. Lanzo



 subway jazz

tunes bouncing off

closed doors

Douglas J. Lanzo

boy gazing

at four-masted ship

magic in a bottle

Douglas J. Lanzo

By Ron Scully


through the chain link fence

an unforeseen breeze

Ron Scully


the rush home before

dad finds out

Ron Scully

By Randy Brooks

French Press

he gets full custody

of the coffee beans

Randy Brooks

By Pitt Büerken

global seafaring

the supply chains run


Pitt Büerken

By Deborah Karl-Brandt

prayer beads

touching each one

with a wish

Deborah Karl-Brandt

echo of an echo

the questions which remain


Deborah Karl-Brandt

By Oscar Luparia


the cuckoo’s call highlights

your absence

Oscar Luparia

By Helen Ogden

for all its faults

the iridescence

of the pigeon

Helen Ogden

farmhouse ruins

a blue door

off its hinges

Helen Ogden

By Anna Maria Domburg-Sancristoforo

spring blues

missing the feeling

for all that pink

Anna Maria Domburg-Sancristoforo

By Albert Schlaht

walking upside down

a fly finding its way

to the light

Albert Schlaht

morning sun

a pot of tea

and Basho

Albert Schlaht

By Jerome Berglund


throws voice across valley


Jerome Berglund

frosted shadows

searching for the

cause of death

Jerome Berglund