Slice of Life: Snow Day Haiku


Mary Lee Hahn‘s #haikuforhealing has become addictive, and Saturday’s snow scattered commonplace marvels everywhere.

tattered cobweb
now a crystal tapestry
transformed by winter’s kiss

a snowy thicket
strewn with breathing boulders:
deer hunker down

a mighty hunter,
sidelined by an icy gale,
dreams of chasing mice


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Poetry Friday: The Moon’s Wondrous Tale


“Soon as the evening shades prevail,
The moon takes up the wondrous tale.”

 ~ Joseph Addison ~


The moon has always fascinated me. Each day, I notice its passage through its eternal journey around the earth. I feel as if my day isn’t complete if I haven’t greeted my old friend. This month, the mystery of the moon has offered me a welcome distraction from the turmoil of our world. I wrote these haiku in response to the mood of the moon throughout the month.


in the crisp gloaming,
a sliver of moon winks through
shadowy branches


music fills the night;
each note carried on a beam
of silver moonlight


at dawn, a ghost moon
floats above purple hills;
not ready for sleep


eyelid at half mast,
tonight the moon is a
drowsy peach

© Catherine Flynn, 2016

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