moonlight madness . . .

Dogs howl at it. Lovers gawk at it. Like most haiku poets, I have a tendency to write about the moon . . . a lot. Here, then, are two recent homages to the night sky’s most prominent celestial body. The first, I’m happy to report, is the recipient of one of Haiku Bandit Society’s Dottie Dot Awards. (If you don’t know about Haiku Bandit’s monthly Moon Viewing Party, you should check it out. It’s great fun to see the different ways haiku poets have of celebrating the full moon each month!) I won my first Dottie Dot for another moon-related haiku I made into a haiga that you can view here. The second is a tanka I wrote for the June (Super-moon) issue of A Hundred Gourds–just because . . . .

how could I ever think
of leaving?

Haiku Bandit Society Moon Viewing Party
Dottie Dot Award, June 2013

dancing naked
beneath the moonlight
just because
you say I shouldn’t
when I know I should

A Hundred Gourds, 2:3, June 2013

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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2 Responses to moonlight madness . . .

  1. Jenny Angyal says:

    Margaret, I love your “just because” tanka! Yes, you should!

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