February 22 (Winter Dream)

winter dream
you and the moon
disappear together

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First posted at Haiku Bandit Society for the Feb. 2011 Moon Viewing Party.

Willie Sorlien, owner and proprietor over at Haiku Bandit Society, linked the last line to a great Traffic video. Go watch it, it’s pretty much in the spirit of the haiku, and the video has cool images of its own.

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8 thoughts on “February 22 (Winter Dream)

  1. Nice feeling to it, Melissa! This is how the words later scrambled in my head:

    winter moon–
    you and the dream
    disappear together

    By the way, last night on a news reel, I saw the dairy workers’ protest in Madison. Your haiku just took its place among the placards!

    Thanks again and for this ‘moon dream’.

    • Thanks, Alegria. I almost like your version better. 🙂

      The protests here are an incredibly important historic event — they may be a big factor in determining the economic and political future of this country — and they are pretty much all anyone in the city, maybe the state, talks about anymore. It’s hard to concentrate on poetry these days, I have to admit, with all this going on. I’ve been at the Capitol demonstrating several times myself and it is a powerful emotional experience — maybe someday I’ll get enough emotional distance from it to be able to make poetry from it.

  2. Sully says:

    I like this a lot, Melissa. I read it several times in Haiku Bandit. It is haunting. I do not know how else to describe it.

    Sully

  3. You needn’t call attention to the blog, but I thought the song and hokku were complimentary.
    I have to say an outstanding representation was had for our February Moon Viewing Haiku Party. Its always a joy to receive these gifts of verse from around the world.
    We should thank our capable editor-in-chief, D. Dot, for maintaining high standards in motivating and rewarding enjoyable reading and composition.

    • Well I know I don’t have to call attention to the blog, Willie, but, you know, I want to, because any haiku fan who isn’t already reading it should be. And yes, I am always so excited to see what moon verses will people will come up with each month. Dottie is to be commended on her good taste, possibly given a treat. 🙂

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