As I drove home from doggie class last night, the clouds parted to let the full moon almost burst forth. This full moon is also a supermoon (close to the Earth) and it was mesmerizing. At a stoplight, I sat too long and the person behind me honked their horn.
The March full moon is called the Full Worm Moon since March is when earthworm casts begin to appear which heralds the eminent return of robins and spring. I was thinking of a classic Basho haiku about the moon, but I couldn’t find it. I did find this nice one of his (in this translation from the Japanese, it loses its traditional meter but I like the rhythm)
The pine tree of Shiogoshi
Trickles all night long
Shiny drops of moonlight.
And in looking around, I also found this very nice one:
but for a moment
the moon shall rest on the sea
drifting with the tide
Are you enjoying this week’s full/super moon? Any poetry you care to share? Or songs?