Mujo (WabiSabi Spill)


Summer Fall Winter Spring. We watch them pass in the slightly seasonless tones of desert life, watch these kids grow from tiny tyrants into baby mooses, all legs and attitude. We try to give them roots and wings. We know most days we’re failing at one or the other. We watch the sun rise, the earth breathe. We watch another sunset, cleave to the promise that this world is not our home but together we can roam it, perhaps leave it a little better than we found it. We listen to the laughter of two teens (for once) helping each other with homework. We wait for a leaf or two to fall, knowing it’s all in Your kind, capable hands. We stand and lie and try and try and fall and fail and turn, turn, turn.


The moon’s a sliver
waiting to become a lone
silver sky balloon.


It’s Haibun Monday over at dVerse, and Toni has us pondering change. Come play! 

This entry was posted in moon poems and tagged , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink.

18 Responses to Mujo (WabiSabi Spill)

  1. some nobody from down the lane says:

    This is astonishing work.

  2. I love the idea of roots and wings. They are how we live. Gorgeous haiku, De!

  3. De, beautiful contemplation of the spirituality of desert living. I love this: “We try to give them roots and wings” and, of course, the haiku.

  4. What a glorious haiku, of course it had to be the moon… It has to, and that change from tiny tyrants to baby moose.. Wonderful these changes trying always trying (can be trying too)

  5. kim881 says:

    I love those baby moose – all legs and attitude – and your haiku is perfect, De!

  6. Sanaa Rizvi says:

    Oh this is absolutely phenomenal!! ❤

  7. drnurit says:

    Your change of seasons is wise and inspiring, De!

  8. A life shared, and all the ups and downs, in one short paragraph. I love your haiku – the cyclical change of the moon – we all accept and love it.

  9. lillian says:

    Like so much about this …tiny tyrants into baby mooses, all legs and attitude!!! Smiling I am.

  10. chrisbkm says:

    Lovely view of days.

  11. Grace says:

    I love your proud mother’s heart De! We try our best to give them roots and wings, and sometimes we fail a lot too. And your moon haiku is stunning! Yes, I saw Lake Tahoe at a distance (from the bus tour), smiles.

  12. rosemawrites says:

    this is stunning. change at its best, De. ❤ ❤ ❤

  13. Mish says:

    What do I love most about this? Everything…..the desert backdrop, the honesty, transitions, the strength of “we”, the acceptance of life’s changes and trials….and how you put “silver” and “sliver” in the haiku.

  14. I so love the last line of your prose. You really captured the parenting path here.

Use your words.

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.