Beaming, or: Moony

A haibun

The pale, glowing semicircle in the Jerusalem night sky represents the first quarter of the Hebrew month of Adar, traditionally the month of increased joy. It signals that the Jewish holiday of Purim is just around the corner… one week away, in fact, when the moon will be full to bursting with elation.

It brings me joy that my daughter is growing up here in the Jewish State of Israel; the Jewish calendar is part and parcel of her upbringing and formal education. Living a full and empowered Jewish life is all she knows.

beneath beaming moon
children's dreams burst with Purim

d’Verse ‘Haibun Monday’: Mezza Luna

For today’s ‘Haibun Monday’ at d’Verse, we’re encouraged to write a haibun that references Mezza Luna, or half-moon, however you perceive it.

For those new to haibun, the form consists of one to a few paragraphs of prose—usually written in the present tense—that evoke an experience and are often non-fictional/autobiographical. They may be preceded or followed by one or more haiku—nature-based, using a seasonal image—that complement without directly repeating what the prose stated.

Let’s write poetry together!

When it comes to partnership, some humans can make their lives alone – it’s possible. But creatively, it’s more like painting: you can’t just use the same colours in every painting. It’s just not an option. You can’t take the same photograph every time and live with art forms with no differences.

Ben Harper (b. 1969)

Would you like to create poetry with me and have a completed poem of yours featured here at the Skeptic’s Kaddish? I am very excited to have launched the ‘Poetry Partners’ initiative and am looking forward to meeting and creating with you… Check it out!

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