Alison Cassidy

Rookie (6th August,1945 / Melbourne, Australia)

Faces Of The Moon (Haikus) - Poem by Alison Cassidy

the horned moon swings
a fingernail of silver
in a velvet sky

tonight I saw her
an ivory dinner plate
bordered by peachlight

the moon is beaming
silly, it's Snug the Joiner
holding a lanthorn

following the road
the moon winked at me last night
like the cheshire cat

Comments about Faces Of The Moon (Haikus) by Alison Cassidy

  • (12/28/2008 3:26:00 AM)

    alison............beautiful........need i say more................ (Report) Reply

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  • (4/4/2008 1:41:00 PM)

    Fabulous Alison, great narrative highlights
    My favourite piece

    tonight I saw her
    an ivory dinner plate
    bordered by peachlight

    Just brilliant! ! !

    Love duncan X
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  • (7/10/2007 11:42:00 AM)

    This is simply delightful and not just because I love the symbolisms of the moon in all its stages, but because it is so well written........kudos! ~~~~~~~marci. :) (Report) Reply

  • (7/10/2007 2:08:00 AM)

    Here you are exploring another form of expression splendidly. I love these haikus - not only because they are charming - but because they deal with one of the aspects of nature which really thrills me - the moon.

    Take care
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  • (7/2/2007 11:45:00 AM)

    Well composed Haikus. I particularly enjoyed the range of moods that extend from the imagistic to the whimsical. (Report) Reply

  • (6/22/2007 1:10:00 PM)

    These are wonderfully written descriptions of our beautiful moon....You have captured her essence with your words....really nice Alison from one who hasn't a clue how to do this haikus, or if I do them am not aware of it.......marci.xo 10! ++++ (Report) Reply

  • (6/17/2007 5:26:00 PM)

    Simply adored all of these haiku. I also present mine (few & far between) in groups of four, although I'm not sure why. 'Snug the Joiner' made me laugh even if I did have to look up the word lanthorn...there's that bloody dialect difference again, I suppose.: -)


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  • (6/16/2007 7:02:00 AM)

    Absolutely perfectly formed Allie. Enchanting and memorable. Kind of... relaxing and feel-good, too. t xxx (Report) Reply

  • (6/15/2007 4:31:00 PM)

    Each one enchanting, but my favourite has to be the first. 'a fingernail of silver'.You paint such a beautiful picture Allie. Justine (Report) Reply

  • (6/14/2007 11:50:00 AM)

    This set of haiku is so refreshing. Very original imagery. (Report) Reply

  • (6/13/2007 6:53:00 PM)

    I've said this before and i'll happily say it again, you write wonderful haikus! How fortunate we all are to benefit from these lovely little morsels! Teach me how to write a haiku? LOL Loved them! Ashley xoxo (Report) Reply

  • (6/13/2007 3:05:00 PM)

    Moonlight plays its silent music, time out of mind. Lovely, enchanting and always mysterious. Exceptional write, my friend.

    Wamest regards,

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  • (6/12/2007 3:44:00 PM)

    Fantastic Allie. You're one of the few folk outside of Japan who can really write Haikus. I love how these go from gorgeously descriptive to cheekily witty. And you make it look so easy! ! !
    Anna xxx
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  • (6/11/2007 3:53:00 AM)

    Allie, seems cheekier somehow now with that 3rd stanza! Still sublime though.... I love the moon..... HG: -) xx (Report) Reply

  • Ernestine Northover (6/8/2007 3:07:00 PM)

    SUPERB! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! !
    Your Moon beams! ! ! !
    Love and hugs Ernestine XXX
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  • (6/8/2007 4:30:00 AM)

    Allie, this is a gorgeous set of Haiku's, I love the moon, you have captured it's beauty perfectly.... HG: -) xx (Report) Reply

  • (6/8/2007 3:33:00 AM)

    What a fantastic trio of Haiku's i love to read poems of this type but have no joy when it comes to penning my own. The first one is sublime and shows just how effective and descritpve a good Haiku can be 'horned moon swinging a fingernail of ivory.....' is just wonderful, it brings to mind many images straight away.

    it seems you have a special talent here....

    best wishes

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Poem Submitted: Friday, June 8, 2007

Poem Edited: Wednesday, March 9, 2011

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