Tuesday, August 14, 2018

226/365/Poetry and Form

I didn’t realize that in post 224 I had internalized Sabine’s reverse haiku until I tried to Moonlight-in-Vermont it. Here’s my “Writing advice” from 153:

When attempting haikus, it’s good to get John Blackburn’s verses and Karl Suessdorf’s tune to “Moonlight in Vermont” stuck in your head.

Pennies in a stream
Falling leaves, a sycamore
Moonlight in Vermont

Icy finger waves
Ski trails on a mountain side
Snowlight in Vermont

[Telegraph cables, they sing down the highway
And travel each bend in the road
People who meet in this romantic setting
Are so hypnotized by the lovely]

Evening summer breeze
Warbling of a meadowlark
Moonlight in Vermont

[You and I and moonlight in Vermont]


  1. So this made me put on Ella and Louis...and it's blending beautifully with the katydids outside the window. Thank you for the suggestion. XO

  2. How nice to listen to this again. It's playing now.

  3. I am so uncultured. I don't know Moonlight in Vermont