Moonshine . . .

waxing gibbous
the sea of tranquility
in my teacup
     Notes from the Gean, vol. 3:2, Fall 2011

Congratulations to all my friends whose work is featured in the newly relaunched Notes from the Gean, and to Colin Stewart Jones and his team for putting together a fantastic “first” edition.  I’m happy to be a small part of the issue, now online, with two haiku (one on the moon) and a tanka (also on the moon). 

I confess that I was going to save this post until Wednesday’s full moon, but tonight, as I was driving home from a long day of teaching, the waxing moon already appeared to be full.  Sometimes, after all, the appearance of things can be as satisfying (if not more satisfying) than reality.  And so tonight, with the moon waxing in and out of beautiful autumn clouds, it seemed perfectly all right to start my full moon party a little prematurely.  I figure there’s more moonshine to go around that way . . . . 

the same eclipse
from different angles . . .
your eyes straining
to see the earth’s shadow
without looking at red moons
Notes from the Gean, vol. 3:2, Fall 2011


About Margaret Dornaus

I’m a writer and a teacher, as well as a haiku-doodler. I live in a beautiful woodland setting, surrounded by native oak forests, that inspires me to record haiku snapshots of luna moths and our resident roadrunner, and even an occasional black bear as it hightails it across the top of my road, my mongrel dog barking at its heels as I watch with wonder. My work as a travel writer has appeared in publications from The Dallas Morning News to the Robb Report. You can find examples of my travel writing–as well as excerpts from a travel memoir I’m working on–at my other WordPress site, Travelin’ On. What more than that do you need to know? Only that I started this blog with an eye toward collaboration. Got a haiku? Send it my way. . . . I’m all about new visions & voices. Best, Margaret
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6 Responses to Moonshine . . .

  1. Jim Sullivan says:


    I most like “the sea of tranquility in my teacup.” That is a beautiful image. And there is plenty of moonshine to go around.


  2. S Basu says:

    just fantastic. yes we often long to see the shadow on something lovely . . .

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