winter moon rising


Full winter moon –

on the straw mat,

pine shadow.

Kidadu (1661 – 1707)

Miles of frost –

on the lake

the moon’s my own.


Such a moon –

the thief

pauses to sing.


Lost in bamboo,

but when moon lights –

my house.


Winter lull –

no talents,

thus no sins.



full moon rising

on Cimmaron ridge,

early February evening


Barn’s burnt down-


I can see the moon.


4 thoughts on “winter moon rising

  1. Moon gazing party! Is the finger pointing at the moon, the moon?

    On Sun, Feb 5, 2023 at 8:15 AM The Rōbert [Cholo] Report (pron: Rō’bear

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