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Per Diem for September 2019: Day Moon

Per Diem: Daily Haiku for September 2019 features Madhuri Pillai’s collection on the theme of ‘day moon’. This is what Madhuri has to say by way of an introduction to her theme:

Since the beginning of time, the moon has always enamoured us with her luminous splendour, her tranquil visage as she serenely shimmers across the sky.

Yet in our busy daily schedule often we are unaware of her presence in the sky, either shyly dodging the clouds or brazenly challenging the sun, always unobtrusive.

I hope you will enjoy the collection of poems by poets who were inspired by the day moon.

– Madhuri Pillai

This Post Has 54 Comments

  1. Thank you Robert Kingston, Babs, Radhamani Sarma and Dennys Cambarau for your contributions, enjoyed reading them.

  2. A big thank you from Karen! 🙂
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    a wisp of day moon
    the stand-out blue
    of Viper’s Bugloss
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    Karen Hoy
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    “Along my path is bugloss blue”
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    “Outer and Inner” by George Meredith (1828–1909)
    Nicholson & Lee, eds. The Oxford Book of English Mystical Verse. 1917
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    “Despite its fearsome appearance, viper’s bugloss is loved by insects of all kinds, especially bees, hoverflies and butterflies. The Painted Lady butterfly is particularly fond of it.”
    PLANTLIFE.org.uk
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    Viper’s-bugloss or Viper’s Bugloss, other names: ‘snake flower’ and ‘blue devil’.
    Flowering occurs from June to September.
    https://www.wildlifetrusts.org/wildlife-explorer/wildflowers/vipers-bugloss

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      1. Gosh, this writing of mine regarding Viper’s bugloss was not for the public. I “accidently” pushed the send button. Sadly, I could not delete it. I’ll do better next time. 🙂 Thanks Alan for the additional information that’s been posted. Cheers, Karen. I love your haiku!

    1. My thanks to Karen for the lovely haiku, I did google Viper’s Bugloss, having never heard of it. Thank you Alan for the additional information on it. 😊

  3. up the garden ladder
    the cricketsˇ song climbs
    to the moonlight*

    (An Anthology of Croatian Haiku Poetry 2008-2018-AN UNMOWN SKY 2)

    *Honourable Mention, 2016, Ivanić Grad, Croatia

  4. Here’s a few day moons!
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    And what is a collection of day moons called, I wonder. 🙂
    A Daydream of Moons?
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    a packet of souls
    the day moon becomes
    a harbinger
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    Alan Summers
    Brass Bell Showcase: Alan Summers (July 2015) curated by Zee Zahava
    Ekphrastic response: Installation by Fairley Barnes and Call for Haiku Response
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    day moon
    a first burn scar
    off the oven tray
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    Alan Summers
    Does Fish-God Know (YTBN 2012)
    https://www.amazon.com/Does-Fish-God-Know-Alan-Summers/dp/1479211044/ref=sr_1_1?keywords=Does+fish-god+know+alan+summers&qid=1567425489&s=gateway&sr=8-1
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    day moon
    a crow slices
    half of it
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    Alan Summers
    moongarlic issue 5 November 2015
    from the haibun Eight Assassins

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    1. Hi Alan, thank you for sharing three superb haiku, ‘day moon/ a first burn scar / off the oven tray, one that most of us can relate to,
      a packet of souls / the day moon becomes / a harbinger, an interesting and intriguing haiku, day moon / a crow slices / half of it, very visual.

      A daydream of moons? Not a bad idea 😊

      1. Thanks! First and Third are actual experiences, the 3rd being a visual from a train I was sat in, at the window, pulling away from Bath Spa Train Station. 🙂
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        The ekphrastic one was getting into my writer’s fugue for the installation art of Fairley Barnes. 🙂

    1. Thank you Larry for sharing your lovely haiku, I can relate to it, the more you gaze on it the brighter it gets.

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