Dear Haijin, visitors and travelers,
Today it's full moon, and as you all know, according to the Japanese the autumn moon is the most beautiful. The full moon of September is called "Harvest Moon' or 'Corn Moon'. Many of the Native American tribes' staple foods, such as corn, pumpkins, squash, beans, and rice, are ready for gathering at this time. The strong light of the Harvest Moon allowed European farmers to work late into the night to harvest their crops. The Harvest Moon does not always occur in September. Traditionally, the name goes to the full moon closest to the autumn equinox, which falls during October once or twice a decade. Sometimes the September full moon was called the Corn Moon.
Jane gives the following examples of haiku about the full moon or Harvest Moon:
the ginger cat
renting the room to the moon
for a night