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Moon Poetry

#Haiku Happenings #6: Rajani Radhakrishnan’s latest #haikai!


I’ve been posting some “moon poetry” on Instagram (@tp_poetry) for NaPoWriMo and I just realized I hadn’t posted any of those poems here. Is this happening to you too- is Instagram (or twitter) becoming your primary poetry app? I think I still come back here to post longer poems and to read poetry of fellow-bloggers. But I worry about the future of poetry blogs. That said:

like a separated lover
she bewitches
from a safe distance –

admit it! close up,
the moon would be unbearable

“and moonlight on naked skin.”
– even one more word
could be too much for a poem

this grief borrows from the primordial chaos,
the chaos that stirs the mud, the mud that

doesn’t hold on to the river, the river that knows
the route to the sea, the sea that cannot unlove

the moon, the moon that is always whole…

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