Full Moon Haiku – May 2022

Photograph of Super Moon, May 2022 by Han VanderHart

Thanks to all who participated in the first Moist Poetry Journal Full Moon Haiku Contest! Moist received SO MANY beautiful haiku entries in the last twenty four hours. It was not at all easy to choose three favorites! Thank you for all the wonderful reading and the moon magic during last night’s Super Moon, Blood Moon, Full Moon in Scorpio, and Lunar Eclipse. Please enjoy the three haiku selected by EIC Han VanderHart–winners received a small cash prize for chapbooks or other poet needs!

C.T. Salazar

moon shines (
all the blackberries
shine back)

Michael Metivier

oh porcupine moon
falling from tallest trees and
into them again

Susan Monroe

A cold pale plate thrown,
Slow motion, into the dark.
Mantic moon of spring.