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.


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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