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Famous Short Moon Poems. Short Moon Poetry by Famous Poets

Famous Short Moon Poems. Short Moon Poetry by Famous Poets. A collection of the all-time best Moon short poems

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by Kobayashi Issa

The moon tonight

 The moon tonight--
I even miss
her grumbling.


by Jack Kerouac

Haiku

 The low yellow
 moon above the
Quiet lamplit house


by Matsuo Basho

A field of cotton

 A field of cotton--
as if the moon
 had flowered.


by Yosa Buson

Calligraphy of geese

 Calligraphy of geese
against the sky--
 the moon seals it.


by Kobayashi Issa

Face of the spring moon

 Face of the spring moon--
about twelve years old,
I'd say.


by Yosa Buson

Harvest moon

 Harvest moon--
called at his house,
he was digging potatoes.


by Matsuo Basho

Winter garden

 Winter garden,
the moon thinned to a thread,
 insects singing.


by Yosa Buson

My arm for a pillow

 My arm for a pillow,
I really like myself
under the hazy moon.


by Yosa Buson

Listening to the moon

 Listening to the moon,
gazing at the croaking of frogs
in a field of ripe rice.


by Matsuo Basho

Staying at an inn

 Staying at an inn
where prostitutes are also sleeping--
 bush clover and the moon.


by Emily Dickinson

White as an Indian Pipe

 White as an Indian Pipe
Red as a Cardinal Flower
Fabulous as a Moon at Noon
February Hour --


by Dorothy Parker

Two-Volume Novel

 The sun's gone dim, and
The moon's turned black;
For I loved him, and
He didn't love back.


by Mother Goose

The Balloon

 

"What is the news of the day,
Good neighbor, I pray?"
"They say the balloon
Is gone up to the moon!"


by Roger McGough

Mrs Moon

 Mrs Moon
sitting up in the sky
little old lady
rock-a-bye
with a ball of fading light
and silvery needles
knitting the night


by Carl Sandburg

Whitelight

 YOUR whitelight flashes the frost to-night
Moon of the purple and silent west.
Remember me one of your lovers of dreams.


by Emily Dickinson

Each that we lose takes part of us;

 Each that we lose takes part of us;
A crescent still abides,
Which like the moon, some turbid night,
Is summoned by the tides.


by Carl Sandburg

Flux

 SAND of the sea runs red
Where the sunset reaches and quivers.
Sand of the sea runs yellow Where the moon slants and wavers.


by Ogura Hyakunin Isshu

Abe no Nakamaro

When I look abroad
O'er the wide-stretched "Plain of Heaven,"
Is the moon the same
That on Mount Mikasa rose,
In the land of Kasuga?


by Carl Sandburg

Swirl

 A SWIRL in the air where your head was once, here.
You walked under this tree, spoke to a moon for me I might almost stand here and believe you alive.


by Carl Sandburg

White Shoulders

 YOUR white shoulders
I remember
And your shrug of laughter.
Low laughter Shaken slow From your white shoulders.
Where the moon slants and wavers.


by Charles Bukowski

And The Moon And The Stars And The World

 Long walks at night-- 
that's what good for the soul: 
peeking into windows 
watching tired housewives 
trying to fight off 
their beer-maddened husbands.


by Edward Lear

There was an Old Man of the Hague

There was an Old Man of the Hague,
Whose ideas were excessively vague;
He built a balloon to examine the moon,
That deluded Old Man of the Hague.


by Wang Wei

Bamboo Adobe

 I sit along in the dark bamboo grove,
Playing the zither and whistling long.
In this deep wood no one would know - Only the bright moon comes to shine.


by Li Po

Resentment Near the Jade Stairs

 Dew whitens the jade stairs.
This late, it soaks her gauze stockings.
She lowers her crystal blind to watch the breaking, glass-clear moon of autumn.


by Edward Lear

There was an Old Person of Tring

There was an Old Person of Tring,
Who embellished his nose with a ring;
He gazed at the moon every evening in June,
That ecstatic Old Person of Tring.


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