Haiku for the Moon

She shines her sideways smile
From too low in the sky
Polaris too high

Image taken from my hotel room with my phone. She looms much larger in my mind’s eye.

About Bartholomew Barker

Bartholomew Barker is one of the organizers of Living Poetry, a collection of poets and poetry lovers in the Triangle region of North Carolina. Born and raised in Ohio, studied in Chicago, he worked in Connecticut for nearly twenty years before moving to Hillsborough where he makes money as a computer programmer to fund his poetry habit.
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32 Responses to Haiku for the Moon

  1. Simply wonderful

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  2. Cassa Bassa says:

    “sideways smile” I like that!

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  3. r.Douglas says:

    shy and sly beauty this verse be

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  4. trE says:

    The moon is always a source of inspiration.

    A lovely poem, Bart. Truly lovely, indeed.

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  5. Julydase says:

    Lovely haiku that compliments the smiling moon.
    I find it amazing how good a pic one can take with a phone. But then, I’m a dinosaur, grew up long before cellphones (and PCs) were to be had.

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    • Thanks. I’m rather ashamed of the pic though it was the best I could do. I know that if I had a proper camera and tripod it would’ve come out much better.

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      • Julydase says:

        I thought it a good picture, Bartholomew. I have an iPhone, and it’s the only camera I own, so it has to do. Recently, my son was on a business trip to Europe, and while there, sent me some great pics he took in the Alps and in Venice, using just his cellphone.
        I recall the first phone with a camera I owned—a flip phone—and the pictures I took then pale in comparison to what today’s phones are capable of.

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      • Yeah, it’s amazing especially when compared to what we had to do in our youth to take pictures, taking film to a pharmacy, waiting days for them to be developed and printed.

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      • Julydase says:

        In a way, I miss those simpler times…

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  6. Priti says:

    Excellent haiku! 👍👍

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  7. berniebell1955 says:

    Do you know – I meant to say that – and forgot!

    It’s good to be in the same time zone for a change though.

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  8. gizmos16201 says:

    Since stumbling upon your website I find myself keep coming back to read your beautiful posts

    Thank you

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