BP: The Moons of Autumn (Syllabic Poetry)

Recently the inaugural issue of Word Weavings, a new journal of syllabic poetry, was published by Colleen M. Chesebro and Jules Paige (nom de plume). It is The Moons of Autumn and contains various syllabic poetry forms including haiku, tanka, haibun, cinquains, and more.This pedometer geek writer will freely admit that many of the poetry forms were unfamiliar. What is particularly innovative about this journal is that every poetry form is introduced and explained.

The following haiku and butterfly cinquain were selected by the editors for inclusion:

blackberry moon   

her fingers stained

with juice


she picks the last apple

on the tree

harvest moon                                                                 


        “ Two Different Hunters”  

                          buck moon

                       the hunt begins

                the hunter wants a prize

     will the deer’s rack be large enough?


                          the hunt                   

       the hunters cull the larger herds

                    donating venison

                        to a shelter

                        buck moon                     

~Nancy Brady, 2021

To read more of the poetry, the book is available as an e-book and a paperback at Amazon. Thanks Colleen and Jules for including some of my poetry in The Moons of Autumn. Congratulations for putting together such a novel collection of poetry.

About pedometergeek

A pharmacist by profession, a haiku poet by nature, I read and write. I have a book of haiku, Ohayo Haiku, and another somewhat alternative haiku book, Three Breaths, but write other genres. I also read...lots of novels! My favorite is, and remains, Ayn Rand's Atlas Shrugged but I am also a big Harry Potter fan. I truly am a pedometer geek strapping on my pedometer as soon as I awaken.
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7 Responses to BP: The Moons of Autumn (Syllabic Poetry)

  1. Lovely. Your blackberry poem reminded me of a poem I did long ago after such harvest, when each globule of each berry reflected me and the sky above.
    Here just the last lines …
    thousand and one spark
    Indra’s necklace looping
    through heaven, sweet and ripe
    tastes swallowed
    by the lips of dark moon

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  2. Jules says:

    Nan – Thank you for your submissions – I am delighted to see many of my friends in the book “The Moon’s of Autumn. It was a unique challenge to get everything just so. Cheers Jules

    Liked by 1 person

    • Jules,
      Thanks for letting me know about the submissions. You and Colleen hit it out of the park. It was well done, and I hope you do well with it (sales-wise). I recognized many of the names from Carrot Ranch. ~nan

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  3. Lovely! Very evocative!

    Liked by 1 person

    • Thanks EtM, I appreciate your kind remarks. I think my butterfly cinquain has an extra line, but apparently the editors were generous in allowing the extra line, making it a moth cinquain instead. ~nan


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