Tuesday, January 08, 2008

two moons, one me

[inspired by the latest prompt at one deep breath]

A slightly different take on the theme this week as I have chosen to focus my attention on moons captured by pen and paper.

Two haiku - the first inspired by a piece of art that has hung in my bedroom for many years, the second by a friend who has hung around for nearly as long.

The Weary Moon by Edward Robert Hughes


at the foot
of my bed - a moon
that never fades


she sent a postcard
of the moon - promising
to visit soon

15 comments:

Crafty Green Poet said...

lovely both of them. I like the way the moon seems to add uncertainty to the promise in the second

susan said...

felt them both.

Mandy said...

an excellent pairing.

Sandy Carlson said...

I feel both hope and loneliness in these. Beautiful
Writing in Faith

Plain Foolish said...

I like them both, especially the second, so evocative.

tumblewords said...

extraordinary! Hughes' poster is unknown to me, but fascinating and works well with the non-fading moon image.

polona said...

that's a perfect combination.

lissa said...

I really like the second one the most but both is nicely written.

qualcosa di bello said...

there is so much comfort & strength in your lovely offering...

i have Hughes' "night & her train of stars" above our bed! isn't his work just enchanting?!

paisley said...

both equally as lovely... and that picture... wow!!!!

Roswila said...

I really enjoyed both, especially the second.

Ashi said...

Most wonderful picture and the words, yes, they do something, half a promise every month or so, ah missed that next full moon maybe......

AnnieElf said...

Both are so touching but the second especially puts me very much in mind of a long-time friend such as you spoke of.

dandelion said...

These work so well together - and i wonder if your postcard sending friend is visiting the moon or you. Both perhaps...x

spacedlaw said...

They work quite well together, speaking both of steadfast affections and happy event.