3/29/2007

Sugar Moon / Sap Moon

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Sugar Moon / Sap Moon

***** Location: North America, Canada
***** Season: Spring
***** Category: Heaven


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Explanation


Please read the main entry HERE:

Maple Syrup

It officially referes to the March full moon in reference to maple tapping but
there are at least a few song lyrics that refer it to the June moon in reference to sugar cane.

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Maple Sugaring
by Andy Baker

Maple trees, family Aceraceae, are one of the few trees whose sap is easily processed to produce sugar. And the sugar maple Acer saccharum, which exists only in North America, has the sweetest sap with a sugar content averaging 2.2%. Although no written documentation exists for the origins of maple sugaring, native linguistic references and mythologies suggest a long association betweensugaring and a number of Native North American tribes. Several tribes refer to the first full moon in March as the Maple or Sugar Moon and have stories thatrelate the origins of maple sugaring. The Iroquois attribute the discovery to aparticular squaw who used the sap for boiling food and found that the liquid became sweeter as it boiled.

Maple Sugaring / lake metro parks

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Sap Moon
by Jessica Prentice

Just before the first thaw after the cold winter, comes the Sap Moon.
Though snow and ice still cover the ground throughout the North, the very first movements of spring stir within the forest trees. The sap of renewed life begins to rise up through the trunks, making its slow and steady way to the outermost tips of the branches where it will nurture the buds that will become new leaves.

While all northern trees produce sap at this time of year, the sugar maple in particular inspired the naming of the Sap Moon. Maple sap runs from the first sign of thaw until the first buds appear on the trees -- a period of four to six weeks, depending on the weather.
When the sap was running it was time to head for your nearest grove of sugar maples -- called a sugar bush -- begin tapping the trees, collecting sap, and pouring it into large pots for sugaring.
(Another name for this moon was the Sugar Moon.)
http://www.awakenedwoman.com/prentice_sap_moon.htm

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Full Worm - March Moon

As the temperature begins to warm and the ground begins to thaw, earthworm casts appear, heralding the return of the robins. The more northern tribes knew this Moon as the Full Crow Moon, when the cawing of crows signaled the end of winter; or the Full Crust Moon, because the snow cover becomes crusted from thawing by day and freezing at night.

The Full Sap Moon, marking the time of tapping maple trees, is another variation. To the settlers, it was also known as the Lenten Moon, and was considered to be the last full Moon of winter.
http://www.farmersalmanac.com/astronomy/fullmoonnames.html

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Lyrics for Song: Sugar Moon
Lyrics for Album: You Don't Know Me: Songs of Cindy Walker
(Bob Wills/Cindy Walker)

When it's sugarcane time
And around about June
I'll be walkin' with my sugar
'Neath that old sugar moon

All the lovin' I missed
I'll be gettin' it soon
I'll be gettin' it from my sugar
'Neath that old sugar moon

I can see us right now
Get the calendar down
(And) Draw a circle around
The day we're heaven bound
When it's sugarcane time
And around about June
All the birds will be singin'
'Neath that old sugar moon

I can see us right now
Get the calendar down
(And) Draw a circle around
The day we're heaven bound
When it's sugarcane time
And around about June
All the birds will be singin'
'Neath that old sugar moon

When it's sugarcane time
And around about June
I'll be walkin' with my sugar
'Neath that old sugar moon

Sugar Moon
Year 1910
Music by Percy Wenrich
Words by Stanley Murphy

Jerome H. Remick & Co.
New York and Detroit

First Verse
Lindy Lou and Jasper in the fields of sugar cane, Down in Loosiana, Jasper was so love sick, that his heart was filled with pain For his Lindy Lou. When the sun was shining bright, He'd make love with all his might, Lindy'd say: "You're acting like a loon, Don't come fussin' 'round at noon, Nighttime is the time to spoon, Underneath the sugar moon."

Second Verse
Jasper says to Lindy: "Won't you be my lovin' bride?" Sugar moon am shinin', Lindy says "Uh huh", and cuddles closer to his side, Wedding mighty soon. Gwine to have a barbecue, Gwine to roast an ox or two, Possum pie 'simmon jam and coon. Can't you hear the banjos ring, Can't you hear Miss Lindy sing, Underneath the sugar moon?

Chorus
When the sugar moon am moonin,' You can spoon and keep on spoonin,' Croon a tune and keep on croonin' When you croon, croon a tune, that a coon can croon in June. For I love to hear you hummin', And I dearly love to spoon; But my lovin' coon, turtle dovin' coon, Underneath the sugar moon.

http://www.halcyondaysmusic.com/may/may2002.htm

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CD Album- Sugar Moon Sugar Moon
Song- Satoukibibatake, Sugar Cane Field
http://www.a-cappella.com/product/1076/world-japan


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Worldwide use


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Things found on the way



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HAIKU


sugar moon
licking
a maple icicle


sugar moon
a clear bead
on the broken twig

susan delphine delaney, plano, texas


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Related words

***** Maple Syrup

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1 comment:

Gabi Greve, Happy Haiku Forum said...

WORM MOON: Tonight's full Moon has a special name--the Worm Moon. It signals the coming of northern spring, a thawing of the soil, and the first stirrings of earthworms in long-dormant gardens.
Step outside tonight and behold the wakening landscape. "Worm moonlight" is prettier than it sounds.

http://spaceweather.com/

worm moon
an evening robin
flicks her tail


George Hawkins
(first returning robin seen in our yard last evening)