New Moon in Spring

sun goes down, no moon
darkness crosses young grasses
protects baby birds


Mel’s note:  The poem stands alone, but I wanted to say this.  I consider darkness to be my friend, and protective.  But that’s not how darkness is often portrayed.  I wanted to write a haiku that showed how darkness can hide small, vulnerable creatures from predators.  I often feel like a small vulnerable creature beset by predators myself, and darkness feels like protection from that.  I’ve written other poems dealing with this aspect of darkness as well.

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One thought on “New Moon in Spring

  1. I just discovered your blogs. Thank you for creating them. I love this poem, especially after I read the explanation. You really have many profound, valuable things to say. Thank you for sharing them.

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