Releasing the Moon

bright fall day
the brook wanders off
its shimmer lingers
­                                                                          in the rotting rags of leaves
­                                                                          tangled in tatters of mist
rusty toy truck
stuck on the mudbank
a cargo of blossoms
­                                                                          left behind one summer’s day
­                                                                          childhood’s imagination
as if nothing happened
the crow there
the willow here
­                                                                          nature is a magician
­                                                                          practising her sleight of hand
evening walk
the creak of my boots
invades the stars
­­                                                                          equinoctial scatter
­                                                                          on the season’s horizon
raking aside leaves
on the backyard pond
I release the moon
­                                                                          it sails above the branches
­                                                                          of trees in déshabillé
full moon rising
nowhere on the empty beach
to hide our love
­                                                                          except in the silvery
­                                                                          tangles of moonbeams

© H.F. Noyes                                                    Kim M. Russell, 17th October 2018

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N is for Noyes, the modern haiku poet, H.F. Noyes (1918-2010).  Today’s challenge is to create a renga together with H.F. Noyes. We have six haiku to work with, in any order we choose, which we must complete with two-line stanzas.

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