Tuesday, April 03, 2007

April's Full Seed Moon

April's moon is one of bare trees and spectacular inky darkness as dense and shiny as a raven's wing. There's a richness to the night sky in April, a sense of mystery, of waiting, burgeoning and great events in motion.

Now and then flights of geese are silhouetted across the moon, and their happy homeward honking fills the air. The rising moon is so bright that it dazzles the eyes, and in its corners, the darkness is almost the same intensity as the deep purple hyacinth blooming on the old oak table in the dining room. Night's fragrance is something very different though - something wild, impatient, anxious to be off and running and very earthy.

We also know this moon as: Ashes Moon, Awakening Moon, Big Spring Moon, Black Oaks Tassel Moon, Broken Snowshoe Moon, Budding Time Moon, Budding Trees Moon, Bullhead Moon, Cherry Blossom Moon, Daisy Moon, Egg Moon, Eoster Moon, Fish Moon, Flower Moon, Fourth moon, Frog Moon, Glittering Snow on Lake Moon, Grass Moon, Gray Goose Moon, Great Sand Storm Moon, Green Grass Moon,, Growing Moon, Half Spring Moon, Hare Moon, Ice Breaking in the River Moon, Kutios Moon, Leaf Split Moon, Loon Moon, Maple Sap Boiling Moon, Moon of Greening, Moon of the Big Leaves, Moon of the Red Grass Appearing, Moon of Windbreak, Moon When Geese Return in Scattered Formation, Moon When Nothing Happens, Moon When the Geese Lay Eggs, Moon When They Set Indian Corn, Ostara Moon,, Peony Moon, Pink Moon, Planter's Moon, Planting Corn Moon, Planting Moon, Poinciana Moon, Red Grass Appearing Moon, Ring Finger Moon, Snowshoe Breaking Moon, Spring Moon, Sprouting Grass Moon, Strawberry Moon, Strong Moon, Sugar Maker Moon, Sweet Pea Moon, Sxánel Moon, Tulip Moon, White Lady Moon, Wildcat Moon, Willow Moon, Wind Moon, Wisteria Moon, Yellow Moon

Of all the names for this month's springtime moon, "White Lady Moon" is probably my favourite. There is a Monday haiku sequence here.

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